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      Wildhood

      Released Jun 17, 2022 1 hr. 39 min. Drama LGBTQ+ TRAILER for Wildhood: Trailer 1 List
      100% 35 Reviews Tomatometer 79% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score In a rural east-coast trailer park, Link (Phillip Lewitski) lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony). When Link discovers his Mi'kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame and they make a run for a better life. On the road, they meet Pasmay (Joshua Odjick), a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi'kma'ki, Link finds community, identity and love in the land where he belongs. Read More Read Less

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      A coming-of-age story with several refreshing twists, Wildhood sends its protagonist on a bittersweet, beautifully filmed journey.

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      Éléonore An intimate and beautiful telling of a story of escaping abuse, trying to find your place, reclaiming your cultural heritage, and stepping into your queerness. As someone who has had to do all of this (in a different context), I'm amazed at how sensitively and truthfully this is portrayed - and the measure of hope it keeps and gives. An instant favorite for me. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/16/23 Full Review George B A stunning and beautiful film about discovery, belonging, friendship, kindness, family, and love. Well cast, written, acted, directed, and filmed. An insightful look into the indigenous Mik'maq tribe in and around Nova Scotia with proper respect given to the LGBT narrative arc that never preaches and only illuminates. This is what one hopes for when spending time viewing a really great independent film. And it really helps that the main three characters are so very likeable. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/23/23 Full Review Roger C Disappointing. Slow moving and weak storyline. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/04/23 Full Review gay y Nothing bad to critique about, great indigenous representation, shows harsh reality of trans/queer teens trying to accept who they are, romance feels believable and sweet, very nice cinematography and relaxing close to nature theme. And the happy ending, its many peoples main criticism but personally i think this was the best way they could've gone. for once, indigenous and queer characters get the happy ending they deserve. I look forward to more of Hannams work like this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review dave d It reminds me of a professionally done college film. It has some charm, some rough acting and for some reason it's nearly 30 minutes longer than it should be. As a love story it doesn't really work, but as a journey it has moments. The heart doesn't overcome some of the film's shortcomings. The resolution appears out of left field and while it is always nice to feel good, this story seemed like it shouldn't be as tidy. It is great to see Natives playing Natives and a film with people of color as the focus never hurts, but just with the film was a touch better! Final Score: 5/10 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Elite N I really must say this movie is a true masterpiece! Philip Lewitski and Joshua Odjick shines on-screen together and both deserves an Oscar for their performances. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/27/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wendy Ide Observer (UK) It’s striking, certainly, but teasingly elusive when it comes to story resolution. Rated: 3/5 Sep 4, 2022 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian There is an open-heartedness and gentleness in it, and a sense of style and place that reaches back to Malick and arguably even Mark Twain. Rated: 3/5 Aug 30, 2022 Full Review Jude Dry indieWire Enlivened by elegant handheld cinematography and a galvanizing breakout performance from Phillip Lewitski, Wildhood is a beautiful testament to the power of authentic storytelling. Rated: B Jun 24, 2022 Full Review Laura Moreno Bay Area Reporter This is a poignant film that stays with you. Sep 23, 2022 Full Review Edward Porter Sunday Times (UK) Bretten Hannam’s film rather labours its points, but its characters have life, and the road-movie storyline is both a scenic journey and a rewarding tour of Mi’kmaq culture. Rated: 3/5 Sep 12, 2022 Full Review Kate Muir Daily Mail (UK) The three central performances by Phillip Lewitski, Avery Winters-Anthony and Joshua Odjick, are — like the script and photography — so natural and understated that they elevate this one considerably. Rated: 4/5 Sep 2, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In a rural east-coast trailer park, Link (Phillip Lewitski) lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony). When Link discovers his Mi'kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame and they make a run for a better life. On the road, they meet Pasmay (Joshua Odjick), a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi'kma'ki, Link finds community, identity and love in the land where he belongs.
      Director
      Bretten Hannam
      Executive Producer
      Damon D'Oliveira
      Screenwriter
      Bretten Hannam
      Distributor
      Wolfe Releasing
      Production Co
      Mazewalker Film, Rebel Road Films, Flimshow, Younger Daughter Films
      Genre
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 17, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 24, 2022
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