Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 86 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Directors: Rory Rooney
Writers: David Shapiro
Casts: Todd Bartels, Evangelo Bousis, Josh Brener, Harold Bridgeforth, Lindsey Broad, Tyrone Brown, Hal Cose, Alexandra Daddario, Nick DeLillo, Benjamin Eakeley, Tovah Feldshuh, Mark Feuerstein, Joe Grifasi, F. Michael Haynie, Virginia Hodges
IMDB: Borealis (2015) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.5
The Playlist -
Eden may be unpleasant, but it's not as grim as you'd imagine, and always compulsively watchable. If only all issue movies were this entertaining.
Los Angeles Times -
Eden is never less than suspenseful, but rather than sentimentally pander to easy outrage, or indulge in icky women-in-distress titillation, the movie...zeros in on the details of how dignity can be stripped like bark from a tree, and the queasy determination it takes to stay alive in a living hell.
The remarkable storytelling that eventually emerges in Eden is something you should see, providing you feel that you can stomach it.
Village Voice -
A few moments harp on the sentimental, but overall, this is a powerful addition to the small collection of films dedicated to spreading awareness of this horrific crime.
JONAH, an unemployed gambler, takes his estranged pot-smoking teenaged daughter AURORA on a dangerous road trip 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, and their complicated pasts.