After living and working in Toronto for nearly a decade, Thunder Bay born filmmaker and photographer Laura-Lynn Petrick returns to her roots, to share her short film Superior (Gitchi Gami) with a local audience.
The film has received international success, being apart of the 2017 Canne’s AVIFF selection and several other international film festivals. The film was shot on Lake Superior, in the summer of 2016, on the nostalgic medium of super-8 film. Superior stars Thunder Bay born actor Kai Davey-Bellin and is soundtracked by Canadian musicians Harley Alexander and Kurt Inder.
The film is now finally premiering locally this weekend, with the filmmaker in attendance.
The premiere is on Saturday Oct. 14 at Definitely Superior Art Gallery, with screenings from 7-10pm. The film captures the magnificent beauty of Northwestern Ontario, a prevalent theme in Petrick’s large body of work.
“The Thunder Bay region has so much to offer for a filmmaker, the landscapes are a type of untouched beauty which translates incredibly on camera,” said Petrick, who is fond of the Northwestern Ontario charm.
- Submitted by Laura-Lynn Petrick