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QUéBEC, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada | 101 minutes | 2019

Jackie, a teen in late-80s Newfoundland, is dealing with the trials of adolescence – friendship, dating, wanting to belong vs. having to conform – as she comes to grips with her emerging womanhood. In parallel, Dennis, a lonely outcast, struggles with his increasingly dark fantasies. What will happen when their paths cross? Nicole Dorsey’s debut feature, remarkably nuanced, reinvents the coming-of-age movie, using The Rock’s brooding magnificence to breathtaking effect. Ella Ballentine as the young Jackie looking to follow her own star is a revelation.
Q&A with the cast and crew on October 13th and 14th

“A striking calling card for its talented maker” Screen Daily
"Black Conflux is a constant visual delight" The Hollywood Reporter
“Writer/Director Dorsey places us in a world seething with menace and tense spaces" NOW Magazine
“The final scenes are a startling blend of suspense and grace” Original Cin

Toronto Film Festival

Programs

Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #77
19:00
Cinéma du Parc 1

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #112
15:30
Cinéma du Parc 3

Nicole Dorsey

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Nicole Dorsey
  • Producer Mark O'Neill, Michael Solomon
  • Cast Ella Ballentine, Ryan McDonald, Olivia Scriven, Luke Bilyk, Sofia Banzhaf

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