Presented in partnership with National Canadian Film Day, Winnipeg Film Group / Cinematheque, and Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery.
Directed by Bretten Hannam
2021, Canada, 99 min
*Wednesday, April 20 screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A w/ actors Joshua Odjick and Phillip Lewitski, moderated by Albert McLeod.
*Wed, April 20 / 7pm
Thu, April 21 / 9:30pm
Fri, April 22 / 9:30pm
Sat, April 23 / 2:30pm & 9:30pm
Sun, April 24 / 7pm
Wed, April 27 / 7pm
Thu, April 28 / 7pm
Screening location: Cinematheque – 100 Arthur Street Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3B 1H3
FREE showing event, click link below to reserve your seat…
When Link discovers his Mi’kmaw mother is still alive, he runs away from home with his younger brother Travis, in a desperate gamble to start a new life. They’re soon joined by Pasmay, a pow wow dancer drawn to Link’s story. Together they embark on a Two-Spirit odyssey, reconnecting with culture and the territory of Mi’kma’ki in Nova Scotia, Canada, while trying to find Link’s mother, Sarah.
Filmed in Nova Scotia and featuring both English and Mi’kmaw, Wildhood beautifully captures the beauty of the landscape and its community as well as moments of humour, even as it treads some bleak spaces.
– Aparita Bhandari, Globe and Mail
The emotions are heavy and the sense of vulnerability unshakable in this open wound of a film about broken lineage, generational trauma and the yearning to find community.
– Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto
Hannam is a talent in control of their work. What is on the screen, captured in the performances and in the frame of the director’s eye, shows a formidable truth.
– Thom Ernst, Original CIN