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Riddle of Fire

Awards include Free Spirit Award, Warsaw International Film Festival; Audience Award, Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival and Mon Premier Festival; Best Film, Buenos Aires Independant Film Festiva, Slash Film Festival, and Cineuropa

PG, coarse language, violence, smoking, child alcohol use.
Dir: Weston Razooli.
US, 2023, 113 min.
Lio Tipton, Charles Halford, Charlie Stover.

“The adventurous spirit of The Goonies and Time Bandits lives on in the charmingly homespun feature debut of filmmaker Weston Razooli… Captured on Kodak 16mm film, with all of the rich color and texture that entails, Riddle of Fire is a giddy romp through the woods of rural Wyoming that harkens back to the best kid-focused fantasy flicks of yesteryear… who needs big studio entertainment when you have indie films as fun as this? It centers on a trio of troublemaking best friends: brothers Jodie and Hazel and their gal pal Alice…  Armed with dirt bikes and paintball guns, these little rascals roam their hometown like a miniature biker gang, basking in the freedom of having parents too tired and busy to keep an eye on them. When the kids obtain a new video game system… they are alarmed to discover that Hazel and Jodie’s mother, Julie, has changed the password on the television. Sick in bed and reluctant to let them sit inside all day, Julie agrees to give them the password under one condition: that they go to the local bakery and get her one of the blueberry pies she’s loved since she was a child… When you’re a kid, nothing is ever as easy as it seems… That’s true about Alice, Hazel, and Jodie’s odyssey, which involves bringing a baker something colder than ice, obtaining an egg with speckles for good luck, and becoming accidentally kidnapped by a gang of poachers and taxidermists… A dark fairy tale that blurs the line between reality and fantasy in a way recognizable to anyone who ever had a child’s active imagination, Riddle of Fire will make you feel young again in the best way possible.” —Lee Jutton, Film Inquiry


June 25
7:00 pm
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City Cinema
64 King St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1B3 Canada
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