Feature Film
Hunting Pignut
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15-year-old Bernice hates her life in tiny, isolated Black Gut, Newfoundland. She believes that she will never live down her traumatic childhood that left her body and psyche deeply scarred. Bean, her mother, tries to be a friend but is too busy struggling to get ahead. Self centered, lonely, starved for attention and shunned by her peers, Bernice makes up stories about hanging out with her dad, whom she hasn’t seen in 10 years. Her dejected spirit takes a strange turn when her dad dies of a heroin overdose and Pignut, a charismatic but tormented and violent punk rocker, shows up for his wake. Bernice stumbles upon Pignut’s writing journal and becomes obsessed with discovering more about her father, his mysterious facial tattoo, his best friend Pignut and their clan of nomadic gutter punks. When Pignut steals her father’s ashes, right out of his urn, Bernice embarks on an odyssey to hunt down her father’s ashes and to discover her place in his heart and in the world.

Genre: Drama
Film Length: 1hr 35min

Showtimes: Sat, Sep 23 at 9:00 PM–11:55 PM

Martine Blue

Paul Pope

Main Cast:
Taylor Hickson

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Whistler Film Festival
December 3, 2016
Western Canada Premiere
Stars To Watch Award – Taylor Hickson
Arizona International Film Festival
United States
April 29, 2017
International Premiere
Best First Feature