National Canadian Film Day 150 is a massive one-day cross-country celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial (try saying that five times fast!) and it’s happening on Wednesday April 19th. With more then 1,700 screenings across the country, it’s set to be the world’s largest one day film festival with the idea of make Canadian movies available online and in free public screenings. The events are presented by Reel Canada, an organization that introduces Canadian film to high school students.
High schools across the province will be screening The Trotsky (Jay Baruchel fancies himself the reincarnation of a famed communist), Breakaway (kind of like a Punjabi-Canadian Mighty Ducks with Rob Lowe as the reluctant coach instead of Emelio) or Corner Gas: The Movie for students.
Here are some of the free public screenings around Winnipeg.
Tuesday – The Saddest Music in the World @ Forth 7pm
Hurt @ Agape Table 9am
Angry Inuk @ Winnipeg Art Gallery 12pm
Goon @ Agape Table 1pm
The Cat Came Back & Les Triplettes de Belleville @ Wolsley Family Place 2pm
Anne of Green Gables @ Children’s Hospital HSC 2pm
Maurice Richard (The Rocket) @ Poseidon Care Centre 2pm
The Red Violin @ Dalnavert Museum 2pm
La guerre des tuques (Snowtime!) @ West Broadway Youth Outreach 4pm
Remember @ Milennium Library 6pm
Monsieur Lazhar @ La Chapelle: Université de Saint Boniface 6pm
Iron Road @ Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre 6:30pm
An American Dream: The Education of William Bowman @ Landmark Cinema Grant Park 7pm
Gabrielle @ Alliance Français 7pm
Maurice Richard (The Rocket) @ Holy Name House of Peace 7pm
Léolo @ Cinematheque 7pm
Maurice Richard (The Rocket) @ The Wellington 7:30pm
My Winnipeg @ Dalnavert Museum & The Park Theatre 8pm