Viaticum (2019)

Liz Newey, a recovering alcoholic, is in the midst of her early morning recitation of the Twelve Steps, when she's interrupted by a phone call. Her father, Frank Newey, estranged for ... See full synopsis »

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Lara Daans
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Cast overview:
Peter Outerbridge ... Frank
Lara Daans ... Liz Newey
Trudy Weiss ... Edith
Evert Houston ... Father Warren Clark
Heidi von Palleske ... Bartender
Dempsey Bryk ... Ronnie Newey
Arcadia Kendal Arcadia Kendal ... Young Liz
Katerina Taxia ... Mona Newey
Kaelen Ohm ... Jane
Brad Milne ... Connor
Isabel Kanaan ... Social Worker (voice)
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Liz Newey, a recovering alcoholic, is in the midst of her early morning recitation of the Twelve Steps, when she's interrupted by a phone call. Her father, Frank Newey, estranged for twenty-three years, is on his death bed in a Toronto hospital.

Torn, Liz arrives at her morning waitressing shift but ultimately decides to ask her boss for three days off. She needs to tackle "Step Nine"- make amends - of the AA program. Her boss and AA sponsor, Edith understands all too well.

At the hospital, Father Warren, a young inexperienced priest with a past, offers Frank the sacrament of Viaticum, the giving of the last rites. Frank reluctantly agrees but is more concerned about the priest helping him to complete a letter to his daughter Liz.

Liz, riddled with disturbing childhood memories, including that of the suicide of her older brother, drives on determined to see her father before he passes.

A near accident derails her and she finds herself seated at a roadside bar. As Liz contemplates the ...

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Canada

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10 April 2019 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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CAD90,000 (estimated)
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