Borealis

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: April 8, 2016 - Toronto - April 8, 2016 - Toronto

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 8 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Jonas Chernick, Joey King, Emily Hampshire, Jake Epstein, Clé Bennett, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Eric McIntyre

Synopsis

When unemployed gambler Jonah (Jonas Chernick) loses a load of money at a poker game, he decides to reconnect with his pot-smoking teenaged daughter Aurora (Joey King). He takes her on a road trip to show her the beautiful Northern Lights, before she goes completely blind due to to a vision disorder.

It's also convenient that the trip gets him out of town before he has to pay his debt. What he doesn't realize is that they are being followed by debt collectors Tubby (Kevin Pollak) and Brick (Clé Bennett).

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Manitoba. Screenwriter and star Jonas Chernick is Canadian, as are many other cast members.

Director: Sean Garrity
Studio: Northern Banner
Producer(s): Elizabeth Jarvis, Jonas Chernick
Screenplay: Jonas Chernick
Official Site: www.borealisthemovie.com

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  • 4 stars "Really enjoyed this movie. The acting by Jonas and Joey King was exceptional. Not a big budget, big bang production, it's a touching , but not saccharine story of a dysfunctional family. The gangsters leave you confused did the director intend to make them so campy??? It does not glamorize the landscape it just shows it as it is."