Loft Film Fest 2022!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 1:30PM AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 4:45PM
General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10
Passes Not Accepted
Adapted from the critically acclaimed novel by Catherine Hernandez (inspired by her own experiences), Scarborough is an unflinching, big-hearted portrait of the titular neighborhood and three low-income families struggling to overcome the obstacles placed in their way by a system that’s set them up for failure. Taking place over the span of a school year, Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson’s debut narrative feature follows three interwoven families fighting an uphill struggle against debt, addiction, and job insecurity. The triptych story centers on three characters: Bing, a Filipino boy living under the shadow of his father’s abuse and mental illness; Sylvie, an Indigenous girl whose family struggles to find permanent housing; and Laura, afflicted by her parents’ neglect. The trio is connected through their neighborhood and the morning school program they all attend, run by Ms. Hina, a caring teacher and a figure of inspiration in their lives. Powerfully moving and resonant, Scarborough offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a diverse community that finds its power in unexpected places. (Dir. by Shasha Nakhai & Rich Williamson, 2021, USA, 136 mins., Not Rated)
Other festivals: Toronto, Cleveland