Date: Monday, Jun 18, 2018
Cowichan Lecture Theatre Room 140
Empire of Dirt is a 2013 Canadian drama film directed by Peter Stebbings. Lena flees to her rural hometown after her 13-year-old daughter's overdose attracts the attention of child services. She reunites with her estranged mother and is forced to face a past she has tried to ignore.
The film was a shortlisted nominee for Best Picture at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards. It also garnered nominations for Best Actress (Cara Gee), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Podemski), Best Original Screenplay (Shannon Masters) and Best Editing (Jorge Weisz).