Film Screening: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Date: Mar 27
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Level 2
Cost: $10.01

We welcome you to join us for a special encore screening of this critically acclaimed film that has captivated audiences at festivals all over the world, including our 30th annual festival in Fall 2019. With six Canadian Screen Award nominations, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture, it is a film not to be missed.

When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain on the side of a busy street, she soon discovers that this young woman, Rosie, has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Áila decides to bring Rosie home with her and over the course of the evening, the two navigate the aftermath of this traumatic event. Inspired by a very real and transformative moment in the co-director Elle-Maiija Tailfeather's life, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open weaves an intricately complex, while at the same time very simple, story of a chance encounter between two Indigenous women with drastically different lived experience, navigating the aftermath of domestic abuse.

Brought to you in partnership with the St. John's International Women's Film Festival

Co-Director/Co-Writer Kathleen Hepburn joins us for a special Q&A following the screening