After 2 years, Shadows of the Mind makes a Huge Return!


After two years of cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shadows of the Mind Film Festival returns with a five-day festival lineup set to screen February 22nd to 26th in Sault Ste. Marie. The movie marathon kicks off on Wednesday February 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 at 641 Queen Street E.

Tickets go on sale on the website and at the Shadows Box Office on February 9, 2023 in the Station Mall, Dennis Street entrance. It will be open from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m. through the festival. Cost-saving five movie vouchers are also available for purchase online. Individual tickets are $14. Package deals are also available to allow full enjoyment of this vast array of film productions!

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