Closing Film
Sunday, April 22, 7:30 p.m
Canadian Premiere

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It’s South Africa, 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it’s Spud Milton’s first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary background who wins a scholarship to a private school in Kwazulu‐Natal, South Africa. Surrounded by boys with nicknames like Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Along the way Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path to manhood. (The path it seems could be a rather long road). Spud is an only child. He is cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe and a senile granny. His dad is a fervent anti‐communist who is paranoid that the family domestic worker is running a Shebeen from her room at the back of the family home. His mom is a free spirit and a teenager’s worst nightmare.

Awards: Audience Award: Schlingel 17th International Film Festival in Cheminitz, Germany.

Feature Comedy
Run Time: 103 minutes
Director: Donovan Marsh
Starring: John Cleese
Language: English
Filming Locations: KwaZulu‐Natal, South Africa
Rating: PG

The Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society is a non-profit registered charity dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth. Reel to Real presents an annual film festival, the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, and media arts programming year-round.