The Power Plant

The Maiden Film Screening

Fri Apr 28 2023

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Free admission. Registration required.

Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W, Toronto


Still from The Maiden (2022)

On Friday, April 28 at 6 PM, join us for a film screening of The Maiden (2022), directed by Graham Foy, as part of its free public programming that is accompanying the exhibition Drink from the river by Edmonton-based artist Brenda Draney, who hails from Sawridge First Nation.

The evening will begin with a reception and a chance to see the exhibitions at The Power Plant, followed by the film screening at Harbourfront Centre Theatre and a panel discussion hosted by filmmaker Atom Egoyan.

This will be the first time The Maiden has been shown in Toronto since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2022. The Power Plant has a long history of championing film and moving-image works. Recent examples include an exhibition of video works by Meriem Bennani as part of TIFF Wavelengths in September 2022 and a screening of Grada Kilomba’s Illusions, Vol. III, Antigone in February 2022.

About The Maiden

Shot in Alberta, Graham Foy gives The Maiden an exquisite sense of place, echoed by the atmospheric 16 mm cinematography of the epic landscapes and open prairie skies. Moving between realism and something more like a dream, The Maiden gently navigates the vulnerable and tender inner lives of adolescents, reminiscent of Sofia Coppola and Gus Van Sant’s coming-of-age classics. The film further announces the arrival of the three striking leads, Jackson Sluiter , Marcel T Jiménez, and Hayley Ness. The Maiden has been recognized as the winner of the BNL for Cinema of the Future Award (Venice Film Festival); winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and the Award of the Student Jury, as well as Special Mention for Best Screenplay – Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award (IFF Mannheim-Heidelberg); and winner of the Grand Prix – National Feature Competition (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal). The film was produced by MDFF and F F Films Inc. and made with the generous support of Telefilm Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Accessibility Information

Accessible seating is available at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. We encourage wheelchair users to request seating in advance by calling Harbourfront Centre ticketing services at (416) 973-4000, option 1. Seating may vary according to the configuration of the theatre.
More on Accessibility at Harbourfront Centre.