Borealis full of rich comic moments and euphoric revelations: review

Opinion Apr 07, 2016 by Martin Knelman OurWindsor.Ca

This made-in-Manitoba road movie was directed by Sean Garrity and inspired by a short film he made earlier. On the surface it seems like a chronicle about desperate people and troubled lives. Yet it’s full of rich comic moments and euphoric revelations.

What makes the film soar is the chemistry between Toronto actor Jonas Chernick and rising Hollywood teen star Joey King.

Chernick, who wrote the script, plays a deceitful, unemployed dad with a gambling addiction. King plays his pot-smoking daughter, with whom he is trying to reconnect even as she is about to go blind.

He drives north to Churchill to show her the Northern Lights before she’s unable to see them.

Ultimately the natural magic of the Manitoba sky collides with human magic as a bumbling dad slouches toward light and his unlucky daughter slips into the dark.

Toronto Star

Borealis full of rich comic moments and euphoric revelations: review

Opinion Apr 07, 2016 by Martin Knelman OurWindsor.Ca

This made-in-Manitoba road movie was directed by Sean Garrity and inspired by a short film he made earlier. On the surface it seems like a chronicle about desperate people and troubled lives. Yet it’s full of rich comic moments and euphoric revelations.

What makes the film soar is the chemistry between Toronto actor Jonas Chernick and rising Hollywood teen star Joey King.

Chernick, who wrote the script, plays a deceitful, unemployed dad with a gambling addiction. King plays his pot-smoking daughter, with whom he is trying to reconnect even as she is about to go blind.

He drives north to Churchill to show her the Northern Lights before she’s unable to see them.

Ultimately the natural magic of the Manitoba sky collides with human magic as a bumbling dad slouches toward light and his unlucky daughter slips into the dark.

Toronto Star

Borealis full of rich comic moments and euphoric revelations: review

Opinion Apr 07, 2016 by Martin Knelman OurWindsor.Ca

This made-in-Manitoba road movie was directed by Sean Garrity and inspired by a short film he made earlier. On the surface it seems like a chronicle about desperate people and troubled lives. Yet it’s full of rich comic moments and euphoric revelations.

What makes the film soar is the chemistry between Toronto actor Jonas Chernick and rising Hollywood teen star Joey King.

Chernick, who wrote the script, plays a deceitful, unemployed dad with a gambling addiction. King plays his pot-smoking daughter, with whom he is trying to reconnect even as she is about to go blind.

He drives north to Churchill to show her the Northern Lights before she’s unable to see them.

Ultimately the natural magic of the Manitoba sky collides with human magic as a bumbling dad slouches toward light and his unlucky daughter slips into the dark.

Toronto Star