Toronto film event: Family Motel

Toronto’s Royal Cinema will be running the acclaimed NFB docu-film Family Motel from June 22-24. Many outstanding reviews, including this excerpt from the Montreal Gazette:

A hard-working Somalian immigrant and her teenage girls fall victim to high rents and payments to other family members back home and slip through the Ottawa social safety net into homelessness. This gripping NFB-Instinct Films co-production resurrects the powerful fiction/documentary tradition of alternative drama and introduces the amazing non-actor family of Nargis Jibril and daughters Asha and Sagal.

John Griffin, Montreal Gazette