96 minutes – Comedy
Release date: February 22, 2019, (Art Gallery of Toronto – World Premiere)
Production companies: Turtlenight Productions, Freddie Films, Circle Blue Entertainment
Canadian distributor: levelFILM
When she’s forced to return to her home reserve, Mitzi has to abandon her urban life and put dreams of being a fashion designer on hold. At first resentful of her sick mother and overdramatic father, she soon finds the quirks of her family growing on her. Leaving her boyfriend back in the city, Mitzi has a hard time keeping down the bush coffee when she makes the long trip back to (the fictional reserve) Owl Island. Spending her mornings doing chores around the house and taking care of her miserable mother isn’t quite what she had in mind for her 25th birthday. Is it isn’t long though before she take a liking to Honeyboy, an old acquaintance who enjoys his simple life on the reserve. As the months roll on, Mitzi continues to cling on to the life she imagines for herself out in the world. Surreal visions begins to invade her mind, and she struggles with a bittersweet goodbye, while forging new meaning for what home means to her.
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