Hello Destroyer

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Canada | 2016 | 110 minutes | Kevan Funk

A painfully shy minor-league hockey player discovers a cutthroat, brutal world of institutionalized violence that turns his life upside down in this acclaimed drama of alienation and the often-toxic culture of male masculinity.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Win or lose, leave your blood on the ice. Young Tyson Burr (Jared Abrahamson, "Fear the Walking Dead") knows only hockey. As one of the newest members of the minor-league outfit the Prince George Warriors, this fourth-line brawler is willing to do whatever it takes to make his mark, taking the team's hazing rituals in stride and their coach's insistence of on-the-ice aggression to heart. But when Tyson makes a mid-game illegal body check and critically injures an opponent, he is suspended from the game. Then the season. Then the team. As the league figures out what to do with him and the lawsuit surrounding his split-second mistake, he moves back in with his parents and finds work in a slaughterhouse. Tyson shrinks before the real world, cast out into a society for which he hasn't prepared; not even drunken nights out on the town or the occasional bear-league game can alter his downward trajectory. In the purgatorial, frozen landscape of northern British Columbia, there is no escape from the deafening silence. Kevan Funk's debut feature Hello Destroyer is a brilliant, clear-eyed, and crushing critique of institutionalized violence, the social construct that is masculinity, and the commodification of bodies, and is one of the strongest Canadian films of the year.

Director Biography

Canadian filmmaker Kevan Funk has written and directed many short films since 2008, such as "A Fine Young Man" (2010) and "Yellowhead" (2013). His 2016 feature-length film debut has garnered attention from the Canadian Screen Awards, winning in four different categories.

Sponsored by Canadian Studies Center UW, Consulate General of Canada

  • Director: Kevan Funk
  • Principal Cast: Jared Abrahamson, Kurt Max Runte, Joe Dion Buffalo, Paul McGillion, Ian Tracey
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 110 minutes
  • Producer: Haydn Wazelle, Daniel Domachowski
  • Screenplay: Kevan Funk
  • Cinematographers: Benjamin Loeb
  • Editors: Ajla Odobasic
  • Music: Edo Van Breemen
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Dada Films