At the Regina Public Library Film Theatre (2311 – 12th Avenue, Lower Level).
George Ryga’s Hungry Hills, a “dark take on the western”, has young Snit return to the family farm after being in a strict welfare residence for boys, only to find that life at home is no less of a struggle.
Thursday, May 13, 9:15 pm
Friday, May 14, 7:00 pm (with introduction and Q&A)
Saturday, May 15, 9:15 pm
Sunday, May 16, 7:00 pm
Synopsis, Reviews and Links:
George Ryga’s Hungry Hills,
90 minutes. Canada, 2010, Rating TBA
”A haunting and dark take on the western, Hungry Hills is adapted with depth and beauty by screenwriter Gary Fisher and director Rob King. Snit Mandolin (Keir Gilchrist) just wants to go home. After two years in a welfare residence for boys where daily survival literally means a fight, he is eager to get back to the family farm in Saskatchewan. But the only people happy to see him are his Aunt Matilda (Gabrielle Rose) and another young outcast, Johnny Swift (Alexander De Jordy). When Snit is unable to cultivate his family`s rock-strewn fields, he turns to Johnny`s bootlegging operation to get the farm back into working order. However, the tough-as-nails local cop Roy Kane (John Pyper- Ferguson) is on the lookout for the person who`s been brewing moonshine and all he needs is one more reason to send Snit back to the house for boys” Toronto International Film Festival