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

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

Portraits From A Fire

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Tyler, an eccentric and lonely teenager, spends his days Vlogging (video blogging) his Indigenous community and hanging out with his grandparents. Despite being physically present, Taylor’s father remains emotionally absent from Taylor’s life for reasons he doesn’t understand. But when Tyler meets Aaron, a mysterious, charismatic, and influential figure, things change as Aaron encourages Tyler to share his most personal film, about his mother’s disappearance, with the community. This coming-of-age drama follows Tyler as he embarks on a journey to heal the wounds from the past while weaving together the strong, sacred bonds of family.

Introduction by Adriana Greci Green (VAFF)

This film is part of the Indigenous Cinema of the Americas Series presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Saturday, November 5


6:30 PM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Director: Trevor Mack

Runtime: 92 min.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Year: 2021

Country: Canada

Language: English

Featuring: Nathaniel Arcand, Asivak Koostachin and William Lulua