Wildhood Screening and Q&A

When and Where

Thursday, September 28, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Innis Town Hall
Innis College
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


Bretten Hannam, Writer-Director
Julie Baldassi, Producer


In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Canadian Film Forum presents a special screening of the award-winning film, Wildhood. In this coming-of-age drama, a two-spirit teenager runs away from home to find his birth mother, and reclaim his Mi’kmaw heritage.

A Q&A will follow the screening, with writer-director Bretten Hannam joining virtually and producer Julie Baldassi in person.

Two-spirit Mi’kmaw teenager Link is just discovering — and asserting — his sexuality when his already volatile home life goes off the rails. His abusive father explodes after the cops bust Link and his half-brother Travis for stealing scrap metal. When he finds out that his supposedly dead mother may be alive, Link flees with Travis in tow. Sparks fly in a chance encounter with teen drifter Pasmay, who shares Link’s Indigenous roots and offers to help find his mother — but will Link’s well-founded mistrust of people ruin his potential new relationship and the group’s mission?

Register for this free event. 

Contact Information

Alumni Office, Innis College


Innis Alumni, Cinema Studies Institute, Canadian Film Forum