Shadows of the Mind Film Festival

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  February 22, 2023 - February 26, 2023

The Shadows of the Mind Film Festival is set to return after COVID-19 led to its cancellation the past two years.

This annual film festival showcases films and other art forms to entertain and to educate over the course of 7 days.

The Shadows of the Mind Film Festival returns with a five-day festival lineup set to screen Feb. 22nd to 26th in Sault Ste. Marie. The movie marathon kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd with the Oscar-nominated Close in a shared screening with Algoma International Films.

The Thursday through Sunday schedule offers 19 films from Canada and around the world, carefully curated to use the power of cinema to provoke thought and conversation about important social issues. Five screenings will be by donation/pay-what-you-can admission, including Love in the Time of Fentanyl a feature documentary to be followed by a panel discussion with community partners dealing with the opioid crisis.

Afternoon and evening lineups will feature internationally acclaimed cinema: The Inspection, The Good House, Call Jane and Nowhere Special are just a few of the highlights. A strong musical selection includes Buffy Saint-Marie – Carry It On and Revival69, Ron Chapman’s documentary on the Toronto Rock & Roll Revival festival.

The annual ‘Filmed in the Sault…Screened in the Sault’ premier continues with the award-winning The Middle Man shot in Sault Ste. Marie in 2020 and a presentation of short films produce by Northern Ontario filmmakers.

All screenings will take place at The Grand Theatre.

Tickets for the screenings are available here.

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