37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Heaven’s Floor

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Desperate for more meaning in her life, Julia sets out from Los Angeles on a photographic expedition to the frozen tundra of the Canadian Arctic. When the trip becomes life threatening, she finds herself stranded and alone. She is rescued by an eleven-year old Inuit girl, Malaya, and taken home to her small community. Over the course of a few days, Julia discovers the dark underbelly of Malaya’s world and realizes that Malaya may be the one who needs rescuing. Based on a true story, Heaven’s Floor details Julia and Malaya’s multiple journeys between the expansive north and the crowded south of Los Angeles. Discussion with writer-director Lori Stoll, producer Justin Ford, and executive producer Malaya Qaunirq-Chapman, moderated by Margo Smith (Kluge-Ruhe)

Supported by Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection


Friday, November 4


9:00 PM


Other : St. Anne's-Belfield

Film Info

Director: Lori Stoll

Runtime: 86 min.

Year: 2016

Country: Canada/USA

Featuring: Clea DuVall, Toby Huss, Timothy V. Murphy, Katie May Dunford.