Jasmine Road

Canada | 2020 | 128 min • Narrative Feature


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jun 12 7:00 PM
Harkins Sedona 6 - Theatre 2 Fri, Jun 18 1:10 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:128
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Warren Sulatycky
Cast:Greg Ellwand
Toni Ellwand
Aixa Kay
Ahmed Muslimani
Melody Mokhtari
Producer(s):Warren Sulatycky
Caitlyn Sponheimer
Screenwriter:Warren Sulatycky


In the rural western Canadian cowboy town of Red River, Mac Bagley (a recently widowed rancher in his sixties) opens his home to a fractured Syrian refugee family. Withstanding some opposition in the conservative town, Layla (a journalist and booza-maker — Arabic ice cream — from Aleppo), her young magic-inspired daughter Heba and Salem (Layla's adult gay brother) struggle to gain new footing in this new land. Mac finds himself in similar circumstances as he seeks for meaning and hope after the loss of his wife. While waiting for news of her missing husband, Layla introduces Mac to her Muslim culture. She proposes they partner in opening a booza ice cream shop to help them both move forward. The venture may just hold the promise for a new future.