Place of Bones

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Thursday, February 29
The Screening Room
9:30 pm
Friday, March 1
The Screening Room
9:30 pm

 

Kingston’s Audrey Cummings has carved a place for herself in the wide world of genre cinema thanks to her bold, exciting and sometimes grisly stories of characters in desperate circumstances and her latest certainly delivers on that front. Living on an isolated homestead in 1876, the widow Pandora (Heather Graham) and her headstrong daughter Hester (Brielle Robillard) find themselves in the middle of a worsening predicament after they reluctantly give refuge to Calhoun (Corin Nemec), a wounded bank robber who’s being hunted by the gang he just betrayed. The fact that Pandora proves to be a very tenacious adversary to the outlaws is just one reason why fans of westerns will savour Cummings’ hard-edged tale of six-gun justice. 

Director: Audrey Cummings

Cast: Heather Graham, Tom Hopper, Corin Nemec, Brielle Robillard

Language: English

Runtime: 93 minutes

Content advisory: violence, coarse language

Audrey Cummings, director

Canadian-born Director Audrey Cummings loves making films that revolve around the unforeseeable future, with a special focus on sci-fi and horror.  Her debut feature film, Berkshire County, played in over 20 festivals worldwide and won 9 awards, including The Grand Jury Prize at Shriekfest Los Angeles, making her the first female to win the award in the 17-year history of the festival. Her second feature film, Darken, a sci-fi thriller which takes place in a parallel world, has won her 6 awards including Best Director and two Best Feature Film Awards.

She also has several award winning short films including A Stolen Moment, Les Jeux D’enfants and Burgeon And Fade, which won her the Jackson-Triggs Award for Best Emerging Canadian Filmmaker at the WorldWide Short Film Festival. Audrey also won the WIFT Kodak New Vision Fellowship Award for Best Emerging Canadian Female Director and was the recipient of the Barry Avrich Award for Emerging Canadian Filmmaker from the Toronto International Film Festival.

Audrey is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s very prestigious Director’s Lab and was further selected for the Short Dramatic Film Program as one of five Canadian directors.

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