Tkaronto

Director: Shane Belcourt (Métis) Year: 2007 Run Time: 105min

Anishinaabe painter Jolene (McLaren) and part-Métis TV writer Ray (Murray) form an instant connection after a chance encounter. Both have come to the city with big hopes for their futures, and stand at a crossroads; Ray came to pitch his TV series Indian Jones, which he hopes will be his big break, and Jolene has an interview with an elder, who presents her with an unexpected gift that she feels she doesn’t deserve. Together, they embark on a search for meaning, sharing experiences of hope and fear and reflecting on urban Indigenous reality. 

Belcourt’s multi-award winning Tkaronto was the closing night film at the 2007 imagineNATIVE Festival and won the Best Director Award at the Dreamspeakers Festival.

 


Director(s):

Shane Belcourt (Métis)

Writer(s):

Shane Belcourt (Métis)

Producer(s):

Shane Belcourt (Métis), Duane Murray, Jordan O'Connor, Michael Corbiere

Cast:

Duane Murray, Melanie McLaren (Ojibwe), Lorne Cardinal (Cree), Cheri Maracle (Mohawk)

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
NR British Columbia
NR Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
NR Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
NR Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon