Winnipeg is rolling out the red carpet for an upcoming film screening of a locally-produced flick.
“Hyena Road” is the new Paul Gross film, which premiered in April at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Manitoba Film and Music, along with Premier Greg Selinger, will host a screening on September 23 at the Centennial Concert Hall.
Gross, Rossif Sutherland, Christine Horne with Allan Hawco will be in attendance alongside other members of the Canadian cast and crew, government officials and members of the national and local film industry.
Rhombus Media and Manitoban production company Buffalo Gal Pictures produced the film, which plunges deep into the heart of the war zone.
“We are so proud to have supported this beautiful film that captures a uniquely Canadian experience,” said Carole Vivier, CEO and film commissioner at Manitoba Film and Music. “Federal and provincial support for the film industry allows these Canadian stories to be told and shared with the world.”
Real soldiers were cast as extras in the Canadian war drama, which shot scenes on location at CFB Shilo east of Brandon last fall.
Hyena Road opens nationwide on October 9.