Free Members-Only Screening: The Grizzlies


Free Members-Only Screening: The Grizzlies

Please note…

This screening has reached its registration capacity.

Film Independent Members, you and a guest are invited to watch The Grizzlies in our Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room, powered by Vision Media. A special pre-recorded conversation with director/producer Miranda de Pencier, producer Stacey Aglok MacDonald and actors Ben Schnetzer and Booboo Stewart is included as part of this screening experience.

The Grizzlies is based on the inspiring true story of a group of Inuit (Eskimo/Indigenous/Native) students in a small Arctic town suffering from one of the highest teen suicide rates in the world. The classmates are initially resistant when a naïve and culturally ignorant white teacher introduces them to lacrosse — but gradually, as they begin to connect with each other as teammates, the students find inspiration to make profound shifts in their lives. Together as “The Grizzlies,” the players learn to lead each other, gain the support of a deeply divided town, and look to compete in the National Lacrosse Championships. The students ultimately discover that success doesn’t lie in the outcome of a lacrosse game, but instead in their awakened spirits and the awareness that even in the toughest of circumstances there is always the possibility of transformation and hope.

2020, 104 minutes, color | Directed by Miranda de Pencier | Written by Graham Yost, Moira Walley-Beckett | Starring Ben Schnetzer, Booboo Stewart, Will Sasso, Emerald MacDonald, Paul Nutarariaq, Tantoo Cardinal, Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan, Anna Lambe | Produced Stacey Aglok MacDonald, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Zanne Devine, Damon D’Oliveira, Miranda de Pencier | Executive Produced by Jake Steinfeld, Frank Marshall, Hussain Amarshi, Vinay Virmani

Registration Information

All Film Independent Members can register for this online screening starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 18. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.

Arts Circle and Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to this event; email for more information.

How to Watch

On the first day of screening availability, registered Members (and guests, when applicable) will be emailed a secure link by our partner Vision Media to watch this title in the Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room.

Online Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible to ensure access. Links are watermarked, nontransferable and may only be used by the Member who completed the registration. Limit one link per Membership, per event.

Members are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.