Festival Antigonish is pleased to present a film screening of DAWN, HER DAD, & THE TRACTOR. This film, written and directed by Shelley Thompson, was filmed in Nova Scotia (including large portions filmed right here in Antigonish) and has been gathering national acclaim since its release in 2021 and its screening tour across the country.

Set on a Nova Scotia dairy farm, the film opens with John Andrew (Rob Wells) who has just lost his wife Miranda to cancer. When a young woman with a startling resemblance to Miranda appears on his porch, an odyssey towards understanding begins. John Andrew’s estranged son Donald is now Dawn (Maya V. Henry), and she has come home to mourn her mother and keep her promise to repair her relationship with her Dad.

The film follows the journey of a transgender woman finding acceptance in her rural hometown. Read more here. This screening is proudly presented by Festival Antigonish, with support from StFX University.

Shelley Thompson will be joining the event for a Q&A after the screening.

This event will follow all public health guidelines for COVID-19. Attendees must be masked and vaccinated to attend. Proof of vaccination and ID will be checked at the door. The event is subject to change (adjust capacity, postpone or cancel) as needed with evolving public health guidelines. 

Advance booking is strongly recommended due to limited capacity. In the event of a cancellation, tickets will be refunded.