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RUN WOMAN RUN – Drive-in
June 1 @ 9:15 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Starts at dusk (approx. 9:15 PM)
Sunset Barrie Drive-In (Oro-Medonte), located at 134, 4th Line S, Barrie, ON L0L 2L0
***Tickets available through Sunset Barrie Drive-In*** Box office opens 7:00 PM.BUY TICKETS
Directed by Zoe Leigh Hopkins
Cast: Dakota Ray Herbert, Asivak Koostachin, Lorne Cardinal, Jayli Wolf, Braeden Clarke, Sladen Peltier and Alex Rice
Comedy/Drama, PG, 101 minutes (Canada)
“Run Woman Run” is a lighthearted film with serious messages of recovery from residential school trauma, self-discovery and the erasure of Indigenous languages. It doesn’t shy away from the big topics, but at its heart it is an underdog story about overcoming obstacles and belief in one’s self. – Richard Crouse
Single mother Beck (Dakota Ray Hebert) has been running from reality. Her “breakfast of champions” is a 5 cream, 5 sugar coffee, and donuts. Something has to give and it does when Beck finds herself in a diabetic coma and visited by a ghostly ancestor, the legendary Indigenous marathon runner Tom Longboat, who becomes her wise-cracking new life coach. Told with a lighthearted touch, Run Woman Run is a feel-good anti-rom-com about a woman who has to tackle the ghosts of her past before she can run toward a new future. This film is by critically acclaimed writer/director Zoe Hopkins (Kayak to Klemtu).
Winner – Audience Choice Award, ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival, 2021
Winner – The Moon Jury Award, ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival, 2021
Winner – Best Film and Best Actress, American Indian Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Best Actor, WorldFest Houston, 2021
Nominated – Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director, American Indian Film Festival, 2021
The Barrie Film Festival is a not for profit organization that provides film fans unique experiences through year-round programming. Funded by the City of Barrie and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.