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Sweetland film image; man lying in tall grass

The government is ready to resettle the far-flung fishing community of Sweetland, Newfoundland with a healthy pay-out — but only if the entire community signs up for the move. Retired fisherman Moses (Mark Lewis Jones) is one of the last hold-outs. He’s lived here his entire life, and he’s not ready to put his ghosts behind him. Reminiscent of Gordon Pinsent’s classic John and the Missus, this adaptation of a novel by Michael Crummey is distinguished by its beautiful cinematography and a formidable central performance from Mark Lewis Jones. Director Christian Sparkes (Cast No Shadow) also has The King Tide on release this year; he’s emerging as an important figure in Canadian filmmaking.

Director

Christian Sparkes

Cast

Mark Lewis Jones, Sara Canning, Mary Walsh

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2023

Language

English

19+
105 min

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Saturday May 18

7:15 pm
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Sunday May 19

4:00 pm
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Tuesday May 21

6:10 pm
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Thursday May 23

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Friday May 24

2:15 pm
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Saturday May 25

6:00 pm
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Wednesday May 29

4:00 pm
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Credits

Screenwriter

Christian Sparkes

Cinematography

Jordan Kennington

Editor

Jorge Weisz

Original Music

Andrew Staniland

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