a film by Sean Garrity
Starring Joey King, Kevin Pollak and Jonas Chernick
World Premiere at Montréal World Film Festival
September 5, 2015
A Northern Banner Releasing
Montréal – Borealis, Sean Garrity’s Manitoba-set comedic-drama road trip movie starring veteran comic actor Kevin Pollak and teen superstar Joey King, is set to premiere on Saturday September 5, 4:30pm at Cinema Quartier Latin as part of the Montréal World Film Festival.
The film follows Jonah, an unemployed gambler, as he takes his estranged pot-smoking teenaged daughter Aurora on a dangerous road trip from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba to show her the magnificent Northern Lights – before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. With a volatile bookie in hot pursuit, Jonah and Aurora are forced to finally confront each other, their tragic pasts and their individual vices in unanticipated and often comical ways.
“We’re honoured that our world premiere for BOREALIS will be at the Montreal World Film Festival, a festival known around the world for its class and prestige.” Borealis’ lead actor / writer / producer Jonas Chernick states.“Our young star, Joey King, will take a break from her busy shooting schedule to join us at the screening. Ms. King’s performance in BOREALIS is a true tour de force, and we can’t wait for Montreal audiences to get the first look at it. Along with veteran actor Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men), and Montreal native Emily Hampshire, we have a stellar cast, and a funny, thrilling, moving father-daughter story that is a perfect match for the Montreal World Film Festival’s line-up of esteemed titles. Save us a sandwich at Schwartz’s, we’ll be there soon.”
Joey King was last seen in the lead role of Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” and the acclaimed FX series “Fargo”. She recently starred in the box office smashes “The Conjuring”, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”, and “White House Down”. Her upcoming movies include “Independence Day: Resurgence”, the sequel to the record-breaking 1996 original, and “Going In Style”, opposite Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. She was named in August 2014 by Variety as one of today’s Top Ten Teen Actors.
Kevin Pollak is one of film and TV’s living legends, knows for his roles in such classic films as “The Usual Suspects”, “A Few Good Men”, “Casino”, “Grumpy Old Men” and “The Whole Nine Yards”. Kevin is an acclaimed stand-up comic who has been named by Comedy Central as one of the 100 Top Comedians of All Time.