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Fire Song

This screening took place on
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Shane (Andrew Martin), a closeted gay Anishinaabe teen living in Northern Ontario, inhabits a world of secrets. Anxious to begin a new life in Toronto at university, he’s pulled in other directions. He is a support for his mom (Jennifer Podemski), who remains emotionally shattered since his sister’s suicide and goes to desperate places to find money to support his family. It’s not easy to keep up a straight pretence with girlfriend Tara (Mary Galloway) while dealing with deepening feelings for David (Harley Legarde-Beacham), who is conflicted about their relationship. Shane is torn between his responsibilities at home and the promise of freedom calling to him from the city. An affecting and powerful fiction film from a new voice in Canadian cinema. "Cree/Métis writer-director Adam Garnet Jones has crafted a personal story with a strong aboriginal cast. Lovely cinematography from James Kinistin." - Linda Barnard, Toronto Star Audience Choice winner, ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
  • Directed by A.G. Jones
  • 2015, Canada
  • 96 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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