Jan. 22, 2023: Scarborough

Sunday, January 22, 2023
7 pm @ The Grand Theatre (641 Queen St. E)

Directors: Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson
Canada, 2021
English; 136 minutes

In this adaptation of the breathtaking novel by Catherine Hernandez, the rich interior lives of three children collide and unfurl over the course of one school year as they navigate the throes of institutional violence and inequality. Boasting revelatory performances from its young cast and a raw kineticism that thrusts audiences into the chaos of the children’s ever-changing world, this unflinching but hopeful drama depicts the capacity for great triumph and great tragedy on the periphery of unassuming suburbs.

The debut feature from co-directors Nakai and Williamson captures all the grit and beauty of its source material, offering fantastic performances from its young cast. Thom Ernst, Original Cin

An engrossing, mature, well-made and rich tapestry of a community in crisis, told with compassion. Anne Brodie, What She Said

If you have any doubt about the tremendous, inspiring, near-transcendent power that Canadian film can offer, then you must make a priority of watching Scarborough. Barry Hertz, The Globe & Mail