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Slash/Back (2022)

Opens on October 21

Director: Nyla Innuksuk Run Time: 86 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Alexis Wolfe, Chelsea Prusky, Frankie Vincent-Wolfe, Nalajoss Ellsworth, Tasiana Shirley

Country: Canada
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival.

In Pangnirtung, Canada, just 31 miles south of the Arctic Circle, it’s just a typical summer day – no school, no cool boys (well… except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her friends, everything changes when they discover an alien invasion threatening their small village. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, they fight to show the aliens that you don’t mess with the girls from Pang.

“Indigenous director Nyla Innuksuk imagines an alien-invasion thriller that works on multiple levels, empowering the community in which she made it.”

—Peter Debruge for Variety

About the filmmaker:

Originally from Igloolik, Nunavut, Nyla Innuksuk studied film at Ryerson University in Toronto. She explores emerging technologies and interactive works through her company Mixtape VR and is a writer for Marvel Comics, where she co-created the character of Snowguard, a teenage superhero from Pangnirtung, Nunavut. In 2020, Innuksuk was asked by UN Women to represent Canada in discussing the future of emerging technologies in G7 countries. She has participated as an early tester of emerging technology for Google, was the 2018 imagineNATIVE artist in residence, a research fellow at MIT, and is currently an ambassador for the Northern Indigenous Film Fund in Norway.

Her debut feature film, the alien invasion feature Slash/Back (2022), premiered at the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival.

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