Directed by Alan Gilsenan
  • Canada-Ireland
  • 93 mins
  • 2016
  • English

An accomplished writer and translator, Reta Winters is mystified by the recent actions of her daughter, Norah, who has dropped out of university and now spends her days panhandling on the sidewalk outside of Toronto department store landmark Honest Ed's. The cardboard sign she holds features only one word: GOODNESS. Reta fears losing her connection to her daughter, but is it possible Norah is seeking some way of reconnecting to the world?

Based on Carol Shields’ acclaimed novel, Alan Gilsenan’s sombre portrait of a mother’s anguish with Catherine Keener in top form.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Catherine Keener
Hannah Gross
Matt Craven
Chloe Rose
Abigail Winter
Martha Henry
Linda Kash

Filmmaker in Attendance

Alan Gilsenan will attend this screening.