Saturday March 11 at 9:30 PM
Directed by Kevan Funk
Drama 110 min
(Preceded by the short film “Emma”)
A harrowing gaze into the morass of Canadian masculinity refracted through the prism of minor league hockey, Kevan Funk’s debut film hits as hard as its aggressive teen protagonist. Tyson’s act of violence against the opposing team results in a downward spiral of painful introspection and a loss of identity, not only as a person, but as a citizen. Driven by character over plot, and boasting incisively poignant cinematography to match its subject matter, “Hello Destroyer” is gut-churningly emotional, forcing Canadians to look in the mirror and confront the toxicity within our culture.