A Winter Tale

Poster for A Winter Tale

Winter 2008 Edge series

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 4:00pm
Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Frances-Anne Solomon

Screenplay by Frances-Anne Solomon and Michael Lonsdale Smith

Starring Peter Williams, Michael Miller, Leonie Forbes, p! Barrington, Peter Bailey, Dennis 'Sprangalang' Hall, R.O. Glasgow, Ryan Ishmael, Lucky Ejim, Sabio Emerencia Collins, Mike G. Yohannes, Valerie Buhagiar, Shakura S’Aida, Finlandia Casellas, Nicole Stamp, and Bobby Del Rio

Rated NR · 1h 40m

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Shots ring out one winter night and a bullet meant for a local street dealer kills a ten-year-old boy.

In the downtown Toronto community of Parkdale, grief and suspicion hang heavily in the air, while the nightly patrons at Miss G’s Caribbean TakeAway resume their ritual of beer and banter.

But one of them, Gene Wright (Peter Williams, Da Vinci’s Inquest), cannot go on. He begs his friends for help. In a most unusual development, six Black men make a pact to form a support group in hopes of salvaging their broken spirits and redeeming their besieged community.

A Winter Tale is set against the backdrop of a multicultural community’s unrealized hopes and dreams. Bitter and tragic, funny and hopeful, the film tells a uniquely Canadian story that features Toronto as a central character.