The Oak Room


Breakthrough Entertainment

Selective filmography

2016 Let Her Out

2013 Antisocial

During a raging snowstorm, drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town. When he offers to settle an old debt with the bartender by telling him a story, the night’s events quickly spin into a dark tale.

In this minimalist thriller that unfolds through the telling of stories, the film’s few characters progressively unveil themselves through precise, but shrewdly constructed dialogue, with top-notch actors delivering a steady stream of biting repartees.

What distinguishes The Oak Room from other exhilarating snowscape thrillers is its ingenious Russian doll structure. Story after story and stories withing stories collide with the truth of who people are and their motives, prolonging doubt and palpitating suspense up the very end

Friday, 30 October, 4:45pm at the Vox

Saturday, 31 October, 2pm at the UGC

Sunday, 1 November, 6:15pm at the Star St Ex

Technical information

Country: Canada

Year: 2020

Runtime: 1hr30

Language: in English, subtitled in French


Director:  Codie Calahan

Producer: Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan, Ari Millen

Scenario: Peter Genoway

Actors: RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge, Ari Millen