Porcupine Lake


Lark Theatre Fri, Oct 6, 2017 8:45 PM
Rafael 3 Sat, Oct 7, 2017 12:45 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:85 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Ingrid Veninger
Producer:Ingrid Veninger
Screenwriter:Ingrid Veninger
Cinematographer:Benjamin Lichty
Editor:Chris Mutton
Cast:Charlotte Salisbury
Lucinda Armstrong Hall
Christopher Bolton
Delphine Roussel
Hallie Switzer
Harrison Tanner
Print Source:pUNK Films Inc.
Note Writer:Alexis Whitham


The latest feature film by the DIY Queen of Canadian filmmaking, Ingrid Veninger, is the ultimate teen girl’s coming-of-age tale, when every new friend is life-changing, and a summer trip to the country feels like being a stranger in a foreign land. Written at the pUNK Films Femmes Lab for female filmmakers, Porcupine Lake follows 13-year-old Bea: delicate, prone to fainting spells, and dripping with naiveté. But that’s before she meets Kate, a brash, long-haired tomboy eager to be Bea’s new best friend and maybe more. Bea finds herself enamored with Kate and with a strong new curiosity about kissing. Meanwhile, Bea’s protective parents Ally and Scotty struggle to maintain their own strained relationship while trying to figure out how to raise a burgeoning teen. Childlike Bea suddenly realizes that she’s facing adulthood, as well as the hard truth that all summers must end.

In association with Digital Moose Lounge.

Additional Information

Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid Veninger formed pUNK Films in 2003 with a “nothing is impossible” manifesto. Since 2008, Veninger has been writing, directing, and producing feature films (Only, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, Modra, i am a good person/i am a bad person, The End of Time, The Animal Project, and He Hated Pigeons), all of which have premiered at festivals worldwide and garnered awards and distribution worldwide. Porcupine Lake is her sixth feature film as writer/director. In 2014, Veninger initiated the pUNK FILMS FEMMES LAB, with the sponsorship of Academy Award®-winner Melissa Leo, to foster feature films written and directed by Canadian women. Currently, she is working on her MFA thesis film at York University.