#NIFF 2016 Official Selection – Genius – Niagara Integrated Film Festival

#NIFF 2016 Official Selection – Genius – Niagara Integrated Film Festival

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A chronicle of Max Perkins’s time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works byThomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

Director: Michael Grandage
Cast: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, Dominic West
Genres: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Language: English
Runtime: 104 minutes
Rating: PG
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#NIFF2016 Official Selection – Minor – Niagara INtegrated Film Festival

#NIFF2016 Official Selection – Minor – Niagara INtegrated Film Festival

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Alienated in her hometown of The Falls and sick of small-town high school, Farrah takes destiny into her own hands and steals a limousine with her best friend Dana. The two teenagers embark on a cross country road trip that changes Farrah’s life forever.

Director: Sam Avery
Cast: Elissa Mielke, Alana DeVito, Elliott V. Jones
Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 72 minutes
Rating: 18A – Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
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#NIFF2016 Okpik’s Dream Niagara Integrated Film Festival

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Last Updated: 08 June 2016
Documentary / Canada / Niagara Premiere

okpik dream

Q&A with Director Laura Rietveld


Becoming a dog musher was Harry Okpik’s childhood dream. But during the Dog Slaughter in the early 1960s, when government agents shot thousands of Inuit huskies across the Canadian Arctic, 11-year-old Harry saw the sky turn red and thought his dream forever destroyed. Twelve years later, after traumatic residential schooling, another personal tragedy struck when he suffered a shooting accident. Three years of intense hospitalization and estrangement from his community followed. Then Harry made the harrowing decision to amputate his leg – one he believed would forever rob him of his hopes of becoming a real man, a father, a true Inuk. Filmed over the course of several seasons, we follow Harry as he recounts the momentous events of his life and cares for his magnificent husky dogs in preparation for the Ivakkak – a grueling 600-km Inuit sled dog race over wild but treacherous tundra.

Director: Laura Rietveld
Country: Canada
Language: English & Inuktitut
Runtime: 73 minutes
Rating: PG
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