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Through Black Spruce

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111 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 2018 (TIFF – World Premiere)
Release date: March 29, 2019 (Limited release)
Production company: Serendipity Point Films
Canadian distributor: D Films

Adapted by screenwriter Barbara Samuels from the 2008 novel by Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce explores how the disappearance of a young Cree woman named Suzanne triggers events in two worlds: in Moosonee, the remote Northern Ontario community she fled years ago, and Toronto, where she modelled before vanishing. When her twin sister Annie (Tanaya Beatty) heads south to retrace her sibling’s steps, her uncle is left to deal with the repercussions at home … and comes up against the ghosts of his past. The two worlds collide in the fallout from the missing woman’s troubled life.

Through Black Spruce was selected to have its World Premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.



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Crew:
Producer:Tina Keeper
Robert Lantos
Barbara Samuels

Co-Producer:

Steve Solomos

Director:

Don McKellar

Screenwriter:

Barbara Samuels

Cinematographer:

Douglas Koch

Editor:

Lindsay Allikas

Art Director:

Richelle Wilks

Costume Designer:

Kendra Terpenning

Cast:Roles:

Tanaya Beatty
Brandon Oakes
Kiowa Gordon
Tina Keeper
Graham Greene
Tantoo Cardinal
Roseanne Supernault
Parveen Kaur
Daniela Barbosa
Lily Gao
Cait Alexander
Wesley French
Anders Yates
Sarah Armstrong
Joey Klein
Edmund Metatawabin
Keenan Grom
Lindsay Sarazin

Annie
Will
Jesse
Lisette (Annie and Suzanne’s mother)
Leo
Mary-Lou
Eva
Geeta
Victoria
Lauren
Bartender
Marius
Victor
Party Girl
Danny
Francis
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Punk 2