The Maiden


ByTowne Cinema Tue, May 30 6:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Wed, May 31 9:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Production Country:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Graham Foy
Cast:Jackson Sluiter
Marcel T. Jiménez
Kaleb Blough
Siena Yee
Charlotte Clarke


A perfect summer day ends in tragedy, weaving a cosmic connection between three suburban teenagers. 

Best friends Colton and Kyle float the river, trade dreams, and spray-paint in the local ravine. Like the boys, Whitney explores the ravine, seeking solace by writing and drawing in her diary. But when her best friend abandons her, Whitney disappears. 

The kids’ lives swirl with natural wonder and beauty, but darkness and death loom not far behind. The discovery of Whitney’s diary transports us to a mirror world. A magical ravine. A paranormal encounter. The return of a dead black cat. Is this a dream? The afterlife? Once deeply connected, are we ever really alone?

Written and directed by Graham Foy, "The Maiden" had its world premiere in the Giornate degli Autori program at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival and its North American premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema lineup at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.