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Portraits From a Fire

Available to rent for $9.99
November 12 - Dec 12
Directed by Trevor Mack
2021, Canada, 92 min
English & Tsilhqot'in with subtitles

Portraits From a Fire is a coming-of-age film that follows Tyler, an eccentric and lonely teenager who spends his days filmmaking, vlogging his Indigenous community, and hanging out with his grandparents. His father, Gord, is physically present but remains emotionally absent from Tyler’s life for reasons Tyler cannot understand. That is until he meets Aaron, a mysterious, charismatic, and influential figure who encourages Tyler to showcase his most personal film about his mother’s disappearance to the community, leading to a reckoning between past and future, life and death, and father and son. The film follows Tyler’s journey to heal the wounds of the past by opening them once again. And by finding the courage to face the fear of the unknown, he weaves together the strong sacred bonds of family through both living and ancestral realms.

Reviews

Portraits from a Fire bursts with joy and energy.
– Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail  
Trevor Mack approaches his debut feature – filmed mostly in English with some Tsilhqot’in – with confidence, integrity and daring. It pays off.
- Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail
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