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THE GRIZZLIES : A SUPERB, HEARTWARMING FILM

THE GRIZZLIES, superbly directed by Miranda Pencier and stunningly photographed by Jim Denault, is sure to  touch your heart.

We follow Russ Sheppard (Ben Schnetzer) who is starting a new job for a year at Kugluktuk High School. Kugluktuk is a small hamlet in the Canadian arctic and in 2004 had the highest suicide rate in north America. While it is beautiful country it is can be overwhelmingly dark, cold and depressing.

It’s not just about lacrosse. Over the length of the film we see how Sheppard changes things, giving students hope, and involving the whole community. Continue reading THE GRIZZLIES : A SUPERB, HEARTWARMING FILM