Friday, May 20
2.00 pm: Wildhood (drama) 99 min (live) (stream)
The troubled Mi’kmaw misfit Link and his half-brother Travis run away from their abusive father. Link has discovered that the mother he’d believed to be dead is in fact still alive somewhere on Mi’kma’ki territory in Nova Scotia, having found a hidden stack of unopened letters addressed to him from her. Hungry and miserable, the pair meet Pasmay, a two-spirited Mi’kmaw dancer who helps Link reconnect with himself and his Indigenous roots as they embark on a journey to track down Link’s long-lost parent.
Joshua Odiick (Pasmay) won Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. Winner, Audience Favourite Award, Kingston 2022