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The Hanging Garden

Director Thom Fitzgerald
Year 1997
Run Time 91min
Genre Drama
Growing up as a depressed, overweight gay teen in Nova Scotia was hard for young William, so he ran away at the age of 15 and never looked back. That is, until ten years later when he returns for his sister’s wedding, and must face the dysfunctional family and oppressive community he thought he had left behind.

A challenging, evocative and artful drama about coming to terms with one’s past, one’s family and one’s identity. The Hanging Garden explores how the choices we make can affect the future — for us, and for those whose lives we touch.

“The heart of the movie is its insight into the way families are haunted by their own history.” — Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

Director

Thom Fitzgerald

Writer

Thom Fitzgerald

Cast

Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Sarah Polley, Joan Orenstein, Seana McKenna

Producers

Thom Fitzgerald, Louise Garfield, Arnie Gelbart

Genre

Drama

Interest

LGBTQ2S+

Original Language

English

Language Versions

EN CC, FR Subtitles