Opening and Closing Night Films Announced!
Opening Night Film
Keepers of the Game
US, 2016, documentary, 82 min, dir: Judd Ehrlich
Friday, June 9, 2017 | 6:30PM | TORONTO PREMIERE
Some of the earliest forms of lacrosse originated on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory but the game has
historically been the preserve of men. Just off the reservation at Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY
an all-Native girls’ lacrosse team comes together, seeking to be the first Native women’s team to bring
home a Section Championship. But the team faces ambivalence in their own community and the girls
must prove that the game of lacrosse is their rightful inheritance. With more than just the championship
on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while honouring
their people’s tradition in a changing world.
Closing Night Film
Crossing The Line
UK, 2016, documentary, 94 min, dir: David Tryhorn
Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 7:45PM | CANADIAN PREMIERE
In 1984, an unknown teenager from South Central LA burst on to the global stage by winning an Olympic silver medal in the 400m hurdles. Three years later, Danny Harris became the first person in over a decade to beat the legendary Edwin Moses. Yet his failure to qualify for the 1988 Seoul Olympics led, Harris into a period of depression and addiction. Orphaned at 14, Olympic star at 18, crack cocaine addict at 22, and finished at 30, this is the dramatic story of Danny Harris’s rise, fall and eventual redemption.