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National Canadian Film Day

by Lindsay Bontje on 2021-04-20T15:45:59-04:00 | Comments

 

April 21 is National Canadian Film Day, a one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. Celebrate this day by watching some Canadian films available through Humber Libraries! 

  • Breakaway: Rajvinder, along with other fellow Sikh players hoping to play professional hockey, find themselves treated as the object of ridicule by other players. Unable to get themselves included on any team, Rajvinder and his friends form their own. 
  • Unarmed Versus: A thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old Black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society. 
  • Breakfast with Scot: Eric is a gay retired hockey player turned television sportscaster who lives with his partner Sam, a sports lawyer. They unexpectedly become the guardians of Scot and their lives are turned upside down. 
  • Bon Cop, Bad Cop: In this classic Canadian film two detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murder victim is found on the Ontario-Quebec border. 
  • I’ve Heard the Mermaids Sing: A clutzy cook gets a job in a trendy art gallery, masters the fine art of getting into trouble, and falls in love with her boss along the way. 
  • One Week: When a young man is confronted with his mortality, he takes a cross-country road trip on a vintage motorcycle. What starts off as an ill-defined venture soon morphs into a quest for the West Coast. 
  • Atanarjuat the Fast Runner: The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.  
  • Hockey Night: Having moved to a small town, the bored and under-challenged Cathy straps on goalie pads and joins the boys' all-star hockey team--facing substantial criticism from the town, who thinks girls have no place on the ice. 
  • Grizzlies: In Kugluktuk, a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse. 
  • From the Vine: A downtrodden, burned out Toronto business executive experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy, finding new purpose in his grandfather’s old vineyard.   

 


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