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Filmfest DC - Searchers

Run Time: 94 Minutes



Zacharias Kunuk

Canada, 2016, 94 minutes


Taking John Ford’s classic western as a touchstone, filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) forges a spectacular revenge saga set in the arctic shortly before World War I. When an Inuk man, Kuanana, returns from a hunt, he discovers that a rival has raided his igloo, kidnapped his wife and daughter, and slaughtered the rest of his family. Kuanana sets off in pursuit, guided by the spirit loon. Kunuk fashions a film that draws from both classic Hollywood and Inuk storytelling traditions; it's ethnographic and mythic, dazzling and spiritual. There are exciting action sequences here—the vivid icy exteriors are as stunning as Ford's Monument Valley—but also low-light sequences inside igloos that are thrillingly strange and mysterious. With a tale as timeless as the landscape in which it is set, Canada’s foremost Inuk filmmaker has provided us with another classic.Various sources



In Inuktitut with English Subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Searchers
Friday, April 21, 2017 8:30 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004