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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The third Wednesday of every year is National Canadian Film Day, a nationwide event that celebrates the best in Canadian cinema. This year is no different, and tomorrow’s event promises to be one of the best yet, with screening events in every province and territory and around the world. This morning I sat down with Jack Blum, executive director of Reel Canada (the organisation that puts National Canadian Film Day on), to speak about this year’s event, the tribute to the late Jean-Mac Vallée, and the focus on indigenous filmmaking.
To learn more about National Canadian Film Day and find a screening event near you, head to their website, CanFilmDay.ca (or their Twitter, @CanFilmDay).
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Greetings programs! Welcome to another Awesome Friday interview! Joining me this time is Jonas Chernick, who produced, co-wrote, and stars in the film Ashgrove. Ashgrove is the story of a scientist played by Amanda Brugel, who may be the key to solving a worldwide pandemic and is forced to take a few days for herself and her family. Chernick plays her husband, and we sat down to talk about the film, what it’s like shooting a movie during a pandemic, and more.
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Greetings programs and welcome back to the Awesome Friday Podcast. This week is a little different than most weeks, instead of two things we are covering a whole bunch of things in a grab bag format. There have just been too many things to narrow it down you see, so join us for brief discussions about The 94th Oscars and the slap heard ‘around the world, Halo, Marvel’s Moon Knight, and the films of the Canadian Film Festival.
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If you’re looking to support Canadian film get out and see The Captive this weekend. Written & Directed by Canadian legend Atom Egoyan it was shot in Sudbury, Ontario in the middle of winter. It stars Vancouver’s own Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman from Toronto and Kevin Durand from Thunder Bay. It’s about a little girl who goes missing and eight years later her parents (Reynolds & the Killing’s Mireille Enos) start to get clues that maybe she’s still alive. Opens nationwide today.
If you’re looking to support our home and native land this weekend at the box office you’re in luck! Two films are opening that have Canadian connections.
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Canadian Made Horror Comedy! Grind house homage and/or parody! A wolf who is a cop!
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