A heart-warming film about family, love, and misfits, Rosie tells the story of an orphaned Indigenous girl who is forced to live with her reluctant, street-smart, Francophone Aunty Fred. Rosie is thrust into the fringes of 1980s Montréal into the care of Fred, who just lost her job and is on the verge of eviction. Fred, an artist who creates art from found and discarded objects or other peoples’ trash, introduces Rosie to her two glamourous, gender-bending best friends, Flo and Mo. In the end, Rosie transforms the lives of these colourful characters as they each face their fears. Together they find love, acceptance, and a true home with her in a new chosen family of glittering outsiders.
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Gail Maurice is a Cree/Michif-speaking actor and an award-winning independent filmmaker. She is a recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Indigenous Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and was selected for the 2020 Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative. Her films have screened at Sundance, the Smithsonian Institute, ImagineNATIVE, and have also aired on CBC, APTN, and Air Canada’s Enroute. Rosie, her feature debut, was supported by ImagineNATIVE’s inaugural screenwriting lab.
|Mon. Oct 3*||10:15 am*||International Village, Theatre 10|
|Mon. Oct 3||10:30 am||International Village, Theatre 9|
*This screening is sold out.
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Gail Maurice, Jamie Manning