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Experience movies the way they were meant to be seen - on the big screen with fellow film lovers! Working with the Film Circuit, the Toronto International Film Festival's nation wide outreach program, Reel Alternatives Huntsville is committed to bringing fine Canadian and international films to enrich the cultural experience of our community.
REEL ALTERNATIVES HUNTSVILLE
In Partnership with the Algonquin Theatre
Bones of Crows
Monday, October 2, 2023
Algonquin Theatre - 7pm
In honour of:
The screening of this film is timed as closely as possible with, and to honour, the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day which both take place on September 30th to commemorate the painful history and ongoing impact of residential schools on indigenous people in Canada. (See the original film here to compare with the CBC limited series coming soon.)
Marie Clements’ historical epic about the life of Cree matriarch Aline Spears spans 100 years and is a powerful indictment of the abuse of Indigenous peoples and a stirring story of extraordinary resilience and resistance. Born in the 1920s into a large, happy family, Aline Spears (played at different ages by Summer Testawich, Grace Dove, and Carla Rae) and her siblings are forcibly removed from their home — through threats and extortion by church and local authorities — and sent to residential schools, where they are subjected to cruelties at the hands of the priests and nuns in charge.
Haunted by the crimes committed against her and her family, she endures years of anguish before she finally has the chance to confront her abusers. Fearless in its denunciation of centuries of oppression by Canadian governments and institutions, Bones of Crows is also a memorable paean to the determination of residential school survivors — especially those who, like Aline, sought to bring these genocidal crimes to light.
Canada | 2022
Director: Marie Clements
Principal Cast: Grace Dove, Phillip Forest Lewitski, Rémy Girard
127m | English, Cree, ʔayʔajuθəm, Italian
Content advisory: Content relating to residential schools; child abuse, sexual and psychological abuse, racism
We're so excited to welcome you back for our 24th year! Last year we welcomed new president Dan Watson and long-time Reel supporter Cheryl Stamper to our committee. This year, we're sad to say that original member Zelda Dwyer has decided to retire from the committee but we hope to see her often at movie nights.
Our second bit of news is that we've also retired the Reel Appreciation Card. The program, which was designed for the simpler days of in-person only ticket sales, had become unmanageable with our new online and phone-in ticket systems. Learn more how existing cards will be treated here.