Loft Film Fest
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 7:15PM & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 4:00PM
General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10
Passes Not Accepted
Thanks to our community partner, Indigenous Strategies!
Star/producer Simon Baker will be here in person at both screenings for post-film Q&As!
Twenty years removed from childhood fame as Little Viktor in 1998’s Smoke Signals, Cody Lightning has been forced to move home to his reserve in northern Alberta. When Cody learns his wife and kids are leaving him for a younger, more successful actor, he decides it’s time to make his masterpiece— writing, directing, & starring in Smoke Signals 2: Still Smoking with a documentary crew following his every misguided step. (Dir. by Cody Lightning, 2023, Canada, English, 102min., Not Rated, Recommended for adults only)
Other festivals: Tribeca, Toronto
Simon Baker is an Aboriginal Canadian actor, of Cree, Haida, and Squamish descent. Baker began his filming career at the age nine in the movie Once in a Blue Moon before playing Young Thomas Builds the Fire in Smoke Signals, which earned him a First Americans in the Arts nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also appeared in the Academy award nominated The Sweet Hereafter, directed by Atom Egoyan. Other features include Now and Forever, Shanghai Noon, I Robot, Spooky House, Tribe of Joseph and Back to Turtle Island.