Today is National Canadian Film Day! Events are happening all around Canada to celebrate Canadian film, including free screenings, a tribute to the late Jean-Marc Vallée, and more! Check out the NCFD Homepage for event listing, and watch Jean-Marc Vallée’s 2005 masterwork C.R.A.Z.Y., either online or in a screening near you.
In celebration of the day, and if you can’t make it to a screening, here are eleven great Canadian films from the last few years and where you can buy, rent, or stream them.
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Crime doesn’t pay unless you’re really good at it. Akilla is really good at it. He has a marijuana farm, distribution network, men in his employ, and a friendly relationship with the local crime lord, The Greek. Weed has been made legal though, and rather than continue the cycles of his life Akilla wants out.
After putting all his affairs in order, he goes to inform The Greek, but when he arrives, he’s greeted by the barrel of a gun. That gun is in the hands of 15-year-old Sheppard, who is in the middle of robbing the crime lord with some friends. The friends escape, but Akilla subdues Sheppard and is now faced with a choice: turn him over to The Greek or disrupt the same cycle of crime he got caught in some 20 years before.
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