National Canada Film Day

by Billy Bishop
National Canada Film Day
18 April 2018 @ 17:30 – 21:30
National Canada Film Day

This year, we are proud to showcase two movies for National Canada Film Day at the lounge. Free popcorn will be available for both movies. We look forward to seeing you there!

Maudie (Screening at 5:30 P.M.)

Maudie is a 2016 English-language biographical film directed by Aisling Walsh and starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. A co-production of Ireland and Canada, the film is about the life of folk artist Maud Lewis, who painted in Nova Scotia. In the story, Maud (Hawkins) struggles with arthritis, memory of a lost child, and a family that doubts her ability, before moving in with a surly fish peddler (Hawke) as a housekeeper. Despite their differing personalities, they marry as her art gains in popularity. The film was shot in Newfoundland and Labrador, requiring a recreation of Lewis’s famously small house.

Long Time Running (screening at 7:30 P.M.)

Long Time Running is a Canadian documentary film, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, the film profiles the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip during their Man Machine Poem Tour of 2016,which followed the band’s announcement that lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.