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Official Selection

THE OAK ROOM

Year 2019
Runtime 89 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online Only
  • Availability: Full Festival
During a raging snowstorm in a remote Canadian town, a drifter (RJ Mitte, BREAKING BAD) returns to the town's blue-collar bar after being gone since his father passed - and the locals are not happy about it. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender (Peter Outerbridge) by telling him a story, the night's events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.

THE OAK ROOM marks another ambitious and exciting departure for Black Fawn Films (5-time CIFF alumni) that blends a character-driven narrative with rural isolation to create a dramatic thriller. Director Cody Calahan (LET HER OUT, ANTISOCIAL) teamed up with writer Peter Genoway to adapt Genoway’s stage play of the same name into this feature-length film.

Countries

Canada
Awards
Winner, Gold Audience Award, Best Canadian Feature Fantasia International Film Festival 2020
Director
Cody Calahan
Executive Producer
Mark Myers, Ira Levy, Nat Abraham, Michael McGuigan
Producer
Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan, Ari Millen
Cinematographer
Jeff Maher
Cast
Ari Millen, RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge, Martin Roach