Saturday, May 21
10.00 am: Scarborough (drama) 136 min (live) (stream)
Adapted from Catherine Hernandez’s critically acclaimed novel. It offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a diverse community that finds its dignity in unexpected places: a collective refusal to be fractured by individual challenges and instead be brought together through kindness and solidarity. Young actors portray the specific truths of their characters’ daily lives with a big-hearted honesty and accuracy that makes the work deeply affecting and powerful.
Won Best Film at the Canadian Screen Awards this year. Also won best performance by a leading actor (Liam Diaz) and Best achievement in Direction (Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson).