A free screening of Angelique’s Isle, from directors Michelle Derosier and Marie-Hélène Cousineau, will be presented for National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) at Winnipeg’s Park Theatre on April 17 at 7 p.m.
The film’s co-director Michelle Derosier will be in attendance and take part in a Q&A after the screening.
In the midst of the 1845 mining boom on the shores of Lake Superior, newlywed Anishinaabe woman Angelique (Julia Jones) agrees to accompany her voyageur husband on a copper expedition. Left by the rest of the crew to guard a large discovery on a remote island, the couple must survive for weeks dealing with the harsh winter conditions and a quickly dwindling food supply.
As hunger sets in, Angelique, a devout Christian, struggles with her faith and must rely on the teachings she received from her grandmother to survive. A testament to the strength and resilience of Indigenous women, Angelique’s Isle also stars Tantoo Cardinal and Aden Young.
The event is free but Eventbrite registration is required.
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This is the sixth annual National Canadian Film Day (NCFD). The screening of Angelique’s Isle is one of more than 900 screenings of Canadian films taking place nationally and internationally on April 17. If you’d like to host a free NCFD event in your community, visit canfilmday.ca and sign up. NCFD is an initiative of REEL CANADA, a non-profit organization that brings festivals of Canadian films to high school students, new Canadians and Indigenous communities across the country all year long.