Saturday, Oct 20 2007, 7:00PM
Al Green Theatre

2007, Canada, 88 min, HD Cam,
English and Cree with English subtitles
Director: Paul Unwin
Producer: Blake Corbet, Lisa Meeches
Writer: Blake Corbet

In this utterly unique bio-pic, Elijah Harper goes from being a shy politician in Manitoba to the voice of a people when he stands against the Meech Lake Accord in 1990. Told with a surprising combination of heart and humour, Elijah balances drama and comedy to create an entertaining portrait of Harper, one of the first Aboriginal politicians in Canada. Billy Merasty commands the screen with his light, but heartfelt portrayal of Harper, with help from the all-star supporting cast that includes Gary Farmer, Lorne Cardinal, Maury Chaykin, Glen Gould and Gabrielle Miller. Unexpectedly funny, Elijah is a fresh take one of the key figures in recent Canadian history.

Paul Unwin is a veteran television writer and director
Lisa Meeches is President of Eagle Vision Productions...more

October 17 - 21 2007