Awarded CANADA'S TOP TEN films for 2022!

The feature-film debut of Métis writer-director-actor Gail Maurice brings us to the fringes of 1980s Montreal as seen through the eyes of a sweet and suddenly orphaned Indigenous girl. Filmed on location in Hamilton (right next to the Playhouse Cinema!)

A film about family, love, and misfits, ROSIE tells the story of a young, orphaned, Indigenous girl who is forced to live with her reluctant, street-smart Aunty Fred (Frédérique). Rosie is thrust into the fringes of 1980’s Montréal into the care of Fred, who just lost her job, is on the verge of eviction, and who looks and sounds nothing like her. Fred, an artist who creates art from found and discarded objects or other peoples’ trash, introduces Rosie to her two best friends Flo and Mo, glamorous human beings who refuse to be confined by gender. In the end, Rosie transforms the lives of these colourful characters and finds love, acceptance, and a true HOME with her new chosen family of glittering outsiders.

Director Gail Maurice, Producer Jamie Manning and Star Melanie Bray will be in attendance on Saturday January 14th in Waterloo!

 "Maurice’s film is a veritable melting pot of language, culture, sexuality, gender, and economics. It’s a lesson to stop judging books by covers." - The Film Stage

"It’s not exactly the normal place to raise a kid. Of course, those are often the kind of places that are great settings for coming-of-age stories." -

"At only seven years old, six during filming, Keris Hope Hill is one of the youngest actors leading a film at this year's TIFF festival. The Kanien'kehá:ka girl from the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario stars as the titular character in Rosie, an ensemble film touching on family, childhood, the Sixties Scoop and Indigenous identity." - CBC


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