On Wednesday, March 21, 2018 the Huronia Museum Film Series will be celebrating a landmark achievement at a special screening of the Canadian feature film “Porcupine Lake”. The event will mark the 20 year anniversary of this important part of Midland’s cultural life.
The Film Series selected Porcupine Lake as their anniversary film because of its great relevance to our local area. Set in Ontario cottage country, Slovakian-Canadian director Ingrid Veninger’s assured, affecting sixth feature follows two preteens dealing with their volatile desires and the chaotic emotional lives of their parents and older siblings. Porcupine Lake uses Georgian Bay as a varied environmental stage for the halting summer transformation of Bea, a shy Toronto export spending some time in cottage country as her parents figure out what to do with their strained marriage and the family diner. Audiences will recognize the settings of Port Severn and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie and perhaps see some familiar local faces in the background characters.
To add to the excitement of the special occasion, the screening of Porcupine Lake will have a special guest. Christopher Bolton, who plays the father Scotty in the film, will be in attendance at the screening. He will take the audience behind the scenes in the making of the film and be available for a question and answer session at the conclusion of the movie. Bolton has had an extensive career in movies and television. He earned a Gemini nomination for his guest-starring role as “Joey Williams” on the award-winning series Cold Squad.