Screening presented by ACTRA NL & CBC NL

Riverhead

Community patriarch, Patrick Whelan, is drawn into a violent blood feud when two brothers return home to their outport community. Determined to breathe new life into the bitter rivalry started by their father, Riverhead is gripping crime drama, born from the clashes between Catholics and Protestants in rural Newfoundland.

Local filmmaker Justin Oakey’s first feature received acting nominations for both Larry Barry and Evan Mercer in the recent Canadian Screen Awards. Following on his success with the shorts Flankers and The World is Burning, we’re delighted to screen his local festival debut. Director, Writer: Justin Oakey • Producers: Justin Oakey, Brad Gover • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 1h29 Mins

SHORT FILMS

The Special When a new chef has his culinary creativity hampered at a commercial kitchen, escalating tensions between traditional and progressive visions have explosive—and delicious—results. Director: James Grace and David Martingale • Writer: College of the North Atlantic Graduating Class 2016 • Producer: College of the North Atlantic • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 4 Mins

Crocuses A gentle story of independence and loss. As an elderly widow finishes packing up her home with her daughter, she reflects on her life, its final chapter, and the regrets she feels about her late husband. Crocuses was the winner of the (2015) RBC Michelle Jackson Award. One of a pair of stunning films that marked Nolan’s 2016 directorial debut. Director & Writer: Wanda Nolan • Producer: Latonia Hartery • NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR • Runtime: 7 Mins

Hila Set in snow-covered Northern Canada, a woman in snowshoes performs a beautifully-choreographed dance to Inuit throat-singing. Director & Producer: Adam Bently • Country: Canada • Runtime: 3 Mins

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