Scenic British Columbia is the perfect setting for this tale of a family of three facing all sorts of turmoil. Headed by steady as he goes big Vancouver supporter Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest) the former coroner helms a family with a Parkinson’s Disease challenged wife and largely do nothing son.
Faced with troubles at home and a resource town on the ropes major changes occur on the Homefront. For the son to grow and survive its off to the sea on an oil rig which leads to a further strain on his already fragile mind and frame. Elements of growing up and obtaining responsibility collide with a sexual angst that perfectly fits the closeted life this young man attempts to break free from.
Scintillating scenery, a well written story from the heart and fully fleshed out performances with memorable portrayals from Shirley Henderson and Theodore Pellerin make Kathleen Hepburn’s directorial debut a stunner.
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Friday Sept. 29. 8:45 PM. The Rio Theatre
Saturday Oct 1. 12:15 PM. International Village Cinema # 8
Tuesday Oct 10. 6:45 PM. International Village Cinema # 9
Running Time: 111 Minutes