The Sweet Hereafter

A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town’s children. A lawyer visits the victims’ parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its anger and cannot let go. All but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way toward healing.

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 10:30am
Location: Marquis Screening Room
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Director: Atom Egoyan
Writer: Atom Egoyan, based on the novel by Russell Banks (Russell will attend the Festival)
Producer: Atom Egoyan, Camelia Frieberg

Genre: Feature narrative
Length: 112 min
Location: Canada
Language: English