Written by: Donald Molnar, Alicia Payne
Length: 110 min.Justice For Maurice Henry Carter is based on the true story of the enduring friendship between Doug Tjapkes and Maurice Carter, who spent 29 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. For over ten years, Doug helped Maurice fight for his freedom. Doug is White. Maurice is...
Written by: Leeann Minogue
Length: 90 min.Hot. Burning hot. In Dry Streak, during the dry, hot summer of 1988, Kate, a young city woman moves with her boyfriend to his family’s Saskatchewan farm. After months of heat and dust, Kate makes a public promise: if only this drought would break, she’d run naked through town.
Written by: Leanna Brodie
Length: 105 min.“For Home and Country dramatizes the generational conflict created by the rise of an urban radicalized feminist agenda in the latter part of the 20th century and its head-on collision with its much more conservative, rural roots in the Women’s Institute.” (From the CPO Website)
Written by: Joanne Miller
Length: 105 min.“When a human skeleton is found in the wall of the United Baptist Church, Sister Vivian Salter is called in to unravel the mystery. As she coaxes the town to give up its secrets, she butts heads with the local officer, nursing staff, farmhands, and an eccentric mute who claims...
Written by: Jenny Munday, Herb Curtis
Length: 135 min.“Set in a small Miramichi (New Brunswick) community in the late 1950s, The Americans are Coming examines a unique and sheltered community that is about to change. Comprised of many stories: a poor woman trying to make sense of her life; two adolescent boys at a crossroads in their lives;...
Written by: Francesca Albright, Jude Thaddeus Allen
Length: 70 min.“Castle in the Sky revisits the 2006 story of a twelve-year old girl and her twenty-three year old boyfriend who fatally stabbed her mother, father, and eight year old brother. Gathered from over 200 hours of interviews conducted during the year following the tragedy, this documentary play works exclusively with...
Written by: Catherine Banks
Length: 90 min.“Bone Cage is a poetic and darkly humorous portrayal of life in rural Nova Scotia, where stripping the environment means stripping your soul. Jamie is twenty-two years old and works twelve-hour shifts operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction...