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Celebrated film exploring modern Indigenous identity opens in Halifax – CityNews

by pmnationtalk on November 18, 202220 Views

November 18, 2022

Now playing at Halifax’s Park Lane Cinemas, ‘Rosie’ is the movie debut from Métis filmmaker Gail Maurice — based on her own acclaimed short film of the same name

Coming off a successful sold out run at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival as well as an Audience Award-winning turn at the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, the new film Rosie has arrived to entertain Halifax audiences.

Now playing at Cineplex Park Lane Cinemas, Gail Maurice’s debut feature film tells the story of a young, orphaned Indigenous girl who is forced to live with her street-smart Aunty Frédérique (played by Mélanie Bray).

Set in 1984, Frédérique loses her job at a sex shop, gets threatened with eviction and reluctantly takes the title character (played by six-year-old Keris Hope Hill) into her fringe society where she creates art from discarded trash and her two best friends defy the restrictions of gender.

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