Selected as a Top 10 Audience Favourite of the Festival
Director John Kissack and producers Sandra Quinn and Jayson Therrien in attendance at both screenings!
After suffering the loss of his best friend Charlie on Christmas Eve, 16-year-old Bobby Whiteside ventures out onto the lake where they had played countless games of winter hockey. Upon shoveling the ice surface he makes a shocking discovery – a magical, perfectly groomed hockey rink that appears only at night and only in his presence. When a local construction company purchases the land for development, Bobby must join forces with his high school crush, rally the town, and play one last game on the night pond. Capturing the beauty and picturesque quality of Calgary, Canmore and the surrounding areas, this local feature film shot by Aaron Bernakevitch is a touching story focused on friendship, loss and the importance of family.
PARENT PREVIEWS' REVIEW
Parent’s Guide: This depiction of dealing with loss includes some profanities and crude sexual comments, teen bullying, a few fistfights and verbal confrontations, as well as a boozy mall Santa.
Content Information for A MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS LAKE
Sexual Content: B
Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
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About Parent Previews
This year, CIFF is working with the film review site Parent Previews to review a select number of movies from a family perspective. The main goal of these reviews is to give parents an idea of what they will encounter when they take their kids to the movies. Armed with information about a film's content, parents can then choose movies that are most suitable for their child's interests and sensitivities, as well as one that is in keeping with their family's standards.