National Canadian Film Day

On April 29th, Reel Canada presents the second annual National Canadian Film Day.

SQUARE moose profile picWith Over 150 screenings across the country and dozens of online and broadcast options, Kootenay residents can stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and pat ourselves on the back for something other than various ice-related sports and sports-related doughnut shops. (Not that we don’t love ice-related sports or doughnuts.) It’s a light-hearted intervention for our national consciousness, a wake-up call to anyone who has not yet been exposed to the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country.

The Civic Theatre has answered the call (another moose bugle?) and will be in on the celebration with a pair of Canadian gems.  Jean-Marc Vallee, recently lauded for his Dallas Buyers Club and Wild, should be equally known  for his 2005 seminal Quebecois film C.R.A.Z.Y.  Come and see this multi-award winning piece of Canadian cinema at 6:45.

And for the late show, the 2014, shot in Regina, already cult classic, Wolfcop featuring an alcoholic small town cop who transforms into a werewolf after being cursed takes over the screen at 9pm. Followed by a skype Q&A with its director Lowell Dean.

Both films are by donation, so no one need miss the opportunity to celebrate Canadian film this Nation Canadian Film Day at The Civic Theatre.