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Running Time: 109min

Aurora Borealis (2006) Duncan Shorter (Joshua Jackson). Bright. Charming. Never met a job from which he couldn't be fired. His buddies are growing up and beginning lives of responsibility, but Duncan is still looking for that spark. It arrives from a most unexpected corner.

Visiting his grandmother Ruth's (Louise Fletcher) new senior residence, Duncan jumps at the chance to become the building's handyman. It will keep him close to his grandfather Ronald (Donald Sutherland), whose faculties are failing as quickly as the light of this Minnesota winter. When Ronald goes, Duncan realizes, he'll take with him the last shadow of Duncan's father, whose unresolved death years earlier still haunts him.

And then there's Ronald's feisty home nurse, Kate (Juliette Lewis), a restless spirit as free as Duncan is trapped. They soon find themselves drawn together in a relationship neither one wants but both of them need. Kate's freedom is seductive, but what is it hiding?

With the burning light of Kate on one side and Ronald's dying flame on the other, Duncan confronts his own darkness, and takes his first fledgling steps into a brighter tomorrow.

Co-presented with Liberation Entertainment.



Joshua Jackson
Donald Sutherland
Juliette Lewis
Louise Fletcher
Steven Pasquale

James Burke


Brent Boyd

Scott Disharoon
Rick Bieber


Mychael Danna