Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
North of 49: Gregoire
North of 49 Movies on Campus is a series of Canadian films screenings on campuses across the country with support from Telefilm Canada and local festivals. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver International Film Festival and Telefilm Canada to screen outstanding productions throughout the year.
Shot in his hometown of Fort McMurray before it was ravaged by wildfires, Cody Bown’s drama draws on real life events to capture snapshots of a community teetering on a precipice and a collection of twentysomethings whose seemingly directionless lives have intersected. Bown draws remarkable performances from an ensemble cast (headed by Jared Abrahamson); his film will resonate with anyone who’s reached that stage in life where there’s no other option than making a life-changing decision.
"Gregoire is a darkly contemplative, visceral look at small-town life. It follows four young adults as they struggle to find a place for themselves in the future. The story is familiar, relatable, and presented in stark, cynical beauty. Shot in 15 days with a $40,000 budget, it’s an impressive debut that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Bown won Best Canadian Narrative Feature at Calgary International Film Festival and has been long-listed for the Directors Guild of Canada’s Discovery Award." - Lauren Donnelly, beatroute.ca