St. Andrews Film Society Presents – *INDIAN HORSE
March 3, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
W.C. O'Neill Arena - Theatre
24 Reed Ave, Saint Andrews, NB E5B 1A1
* (Drama, Canada, 101 min., 2018, rated PG).
In late 1950s Ontario, seven-year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of Canada’s notorious Catholic residential schools. In this oppressive environment, Saul is denied the freedom to speak his language or embrace his indigenous heritage and he witnesses all kinds of abuse at the hands of the very people who were entrusted with his care. Despite this, Saul finds salvation in hockey. Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself how to not only play but develops a unique and rare skill. His talent leads him away from the misery of the school to a Northern Ontario native league and eventually the pros. Forced to confront painful memories and revelations, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to gain the compassion he so sorely needs in order to begin healing. Winner of 9 film awards.
*NOTE: The starred films will be screened with English subtitles.
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