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149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4
FREE film screening part of North of 49 Movies on Campus.
Friday, October 27 | 6:30 PM
Director: Kevan Funk | Canada, 2016
Tickets will be available at the door the day of the screening; first come, first-seated. Tell your friends!
«North of 49 Movies on Campus» is a series of Canadian films screenings on campuses across the country with support from Telefilm Canada and local festivals. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver International Film Festival and Telefilm Canada to screen four outstanding productions, October 27, November 9 and 16, 2017 and January 18, 2018.
Join us October 27th for this FREE Screening of Kevan Funk’s «Hello Destroyer».
ABOUT THE FILM
Jared Abrahamson (Fear the Walking Dead) plays a painfully shy but ruggedly capable enforcer on a minor-league hockey team who discovers the cutthroat nature of his locker-room «family,» in the forceful first feature from Canadian director Kevan Funk.
Timely, uncompromising, and devastating, Kevan Funk’s «Hello Destroyer» raises deeply troubling questions about how we teach boys to become adults, particularly within the context of our national obsession: hockey. A new recruit on the minor league Prince George Warriors, Tyson Burr (TIFF 2016 Rising Star Jared Abrahamson) is an enforcer whose primary tasks are digging the puck out of corners and protecting more skilled players. He is painfully shy and inarticulate, the product of a world that values aggression over emotional development. Spurred on by his cliché-spewing coach, Tyson inadvertently injures another player and soon discovers that the «family» he has grown up in is a lot more self-serving and cutthroat than he thought. Few Canadian artists have had the courage to question our assumptions about Canada's game; fewer still have mounted such a forceful critique of an athletics system that forges young boys into weapons, then abandons them when they become inconvenient.