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AURORA BOREALIS


Year: 2005
USA: Regent Releasing
Cast: Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, Louise Fletcher, Steven Pasquale, Zack Ward, Timm Sharp, Niamh Wilson, Mark Andrada, Krista Bridges, John Kapelos, Tatum Knight, Tyler Labine, Steve Vai, Richard D Leko, Trip Phoenix
Director: James Burke
Country: USA
USA: 110 mins
USA Rated: R for language
USA Release Date: 22 September 2006 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 15 September 2006 (Limited Release - New York)


Synopsis

25 year-old Minneapolis slacker Duncan (Joshua Jackson) is content with shuffling aimlessly through life, hanging out with his long time friends, and ditching one dead-end job after another. So seems his way of life ever since the premature death of his father.

With his grandfather Ronald (Donald Sutherland) seriously ill and to lend a helping hand to his grandmother Ruth (Louise Fletcher), Duncan takes a job as a handyman in a nearby high-rise. This new sense of purpose, plus a growing romance with home healthcare provider Kate (Juliette Lewis), gives Duncan the motivation to take charge of his life.

However, Kate isn't one to stay in the same place for too long and moves to California. Duncan is soon torn between joining her and starting a new, more responsible life, or follow his feelings of familial obligation to an increasingly suicidal Ronald.

This funny and touching family drama from director James Burke, with a soundtrack featuring music by Minnesota natives Bob Dylan and Paul Westerberg, has something to say to audiences of all ages.










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