Thursday March 31st 7:00pm

  • The Royal Cinema 608 College Street Toronto, ON, M6G 1B4 Canada

BOREALIS

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 95 mins
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Road Trip/Crime

Producer: Jonas Chernick, Liz Jarvis
Executive Producers: Phyllis Laing, Andrew Thomas Hunt, Michael Paszt, James Fler, Mark Gingras, Erla Glesby, Kevin Pollak
Director:  Sean Garrity
Writer: Jonas Chernick
Editor: John Gurdebeke
Director Of Photography: Samy Inayeh
Cast: Jonas Chernick, Joey King, Kevin Pollak, Emily Hampshire, Cle Bennett, Jake Epstein, Greg Bryk

Synopsis:

JONAH FINN owes poker money. A lot. TUBBY FINKLEMAN, the volatile accountant for the Jewish mafia, warns him - if he doesn’t pay by morning, he and his pot-smoking teenaged daughter, AURORA, are gonna get hurt. Later, after yet another eye exam, Aurora’s doctor delivers the news to Jonah in private: she’s going completely blind. Unable to tell her the truth, Jonah takes Aurora on a dangerous road trip to remote Churchill, Manitoba. His motivation is two-fold: flee from danger, and assuage his guilt by showing her the Northern Lights – the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen in his life - before she loses her vision completely. With Tubby on their trail, Jonah and Aurora are forced to finally confront their complicated pasts, on their way to a climactic showdown with Tubby in the deadly cold waters of Churchill.

BOREALIS will be preceded by the short film SHAVASANA.

SHAVASANA

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 7 mins
Genre: Narrative Drama
Producer: Gillian Ferrier
Co-Producer: Farah Merani
Executive Producers: Gillian Ferrier, Martin Wojtunik
Director:  Ian Macmillan
Writer: Gillian Ferrier
Editor: Jon Laakso, Ian Macmillan
Director Of Photography: Martin Wojtunik
Cast: Gillian Ferrier, Anna Hardwick, Steve Belford, Samy Osman, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Jane Luk, Lorna Wright

Synopsis:

Struggling to alleviate the aching pain of regret, a young woman pushes herself through a strenuous yoga class. As the heat and physical challenges begin to take a toll on her mind and body she is confronted by her past, bringing her closer to achieving peace and forgiveness.