North Star Air is pleased to present select movie showings of the feature length film Bones of Crows. Admission is FREE to all showings.
Thunder Bay - Magnus Theatre - Thursday April 27 - 7:00pm
Lac Seul First Nation - Frenchman's Head Youth Complex - Friday April 28 - 1:00pm
Fort William First Nation - FWFN Community Hall - Saturday April 29 - 6:30pm
Webequie First Nation - Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre - Monday May 1 - 1:00pm
Bones of Crows is a multi-generational epic and story of resilience told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears (played throughout her life by Summer Testawich; Grace Dove, Monkey Beach; and Carla Rae, Rutherford Falls). Removed from their family home and forced into Canada’s residential school system, young musical prodigy Aline and her siblings are plunged into a struggle for survival. Over the next hundred years, Aline and her descendants fight against systemic starvation, racism and sexual abuse—and to build a more just future.
In the face of a rapidly shifting and hostile world, Aline's remarkable journey moves through memories of residential school, perilous adventures across snowy traplines and classified London bureaus, where she works as a code talker in the Second World War. Supported by her daughter Taylor, a determined lawyer, and granddaughter Percy, the family’s creative force, Aline must find the strength to step into her role as family Matriarch and confront the scars of the past.
A sweeping drama grounded in historical truth, Bones of Crows weaves together underrepresented moments in Canadian and Indigenous history, including the Indigenous contributions to WW2, the ongoing cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Aline’s story enriches our understanding of the past and empowers us to address our collective future.
Bones of crows is produced by Ayasew Ooskana Pictures Inc, with Marie Clements Media, Screen Siren Pictures and Grana Productions. The film is written, directed and produced by Marie Clements, Produced by Trish Dolman and Christine Haebler, and Executive Produced by Sam Grana, Aaron Gilbert, Steven Thibault, Noah Segal, and Associate Produced by Leena Minifie and Kerrian Cardinal. Bones of Crows is being distributed by Elevation Pictures in Canada.
Bones of Crows was filmed on the traditional territories of the Esquimalt Nation, Kwikwetlem First Nation, Lekwungen Songhees Nation, Musqueam Nation, Okanagan Nation, Scia'new First Nation (Beecher Bay), Squamish Nation, Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc, Tla'amin Nation, Tsartlip Nation (North Saanich), Tseycum First Nation (Saanich), Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
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