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Black Donnellys (2017)

When an 1800s land dispute left Jim Donnelly and his family at odds with the community of Biddulph County, a bloody feud unfolded as told in this Canadian western based on true events.

Director:

Aaron Huggett

Writer:

Aaron Huggett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan O'Gorman ... Jim Donnelly
Judy Cormier ... Johannah Donnelly
Kyle Naylor ... Will Donnelly
Marina Maye Gwynne ... Norah Kennedy
Justin Moses Justin Moses ... James Donnelly
Griffin Cork ... Bob Donnelly
Corey Chainey ... Michael Donnelly
Matt Larter Matt Larter ... Tom Donnelly
Michael Lake ... John Donnelly
Alexander St. Louis Alexander St. Louis ... Patrick Donnelly
Elroy Jelinek Elroy Jelinek ... Patrick Farrell
Lee Lawson Lee Lawson ... Maggie Thompson
Chris Ormrod ... William Thompson Jr
Matt Palmer ... James Ryder
Neil Malcolm ... Martin McLaughlin
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When an 1800s land dispute left Jim Donnelly and his family at odds with the community of Biddulph County, a bloody feud unfolded as told in this Canadian western based on true events.

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The Truth Lies Six Feet Under

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Short | History

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroes & Outlaws See more »

Filming Locations:

Napier, Ontario See more »

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Too short to do justice to the subject
28 October 2017 | by Fred SivyerSee all my reviews

This movie is too ambitious, it tries to tell the story in 45 minutes and fails; the result is a choppy rather confusing series of disconnected short scenes. It presented the Donnellys in a favourable light, as victims of prejudice rather than as the violent instigators of trouble that I had understood from my (rather poor) prior knowledge; this view has been born out by my research on line this evening. I am therefore glad I went to see it and am inspired to read further.

I was very surprised at the great turn out at the Port Elgin cinema; two full houses on a Saturday afternoon is very unusual and highlights the grip this Ontario story has on us, seeming more like a story from the Wild West of America than nice gentle Canada!!! If you are intrigued by the Donnelly story go and see it, the scenery, costumes, and settings struck me as authentic, and the sympathetic view of the family was a revelation for me.


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