National Canadian Film Day 150

The Cinematheque is pleased to mark this year’s National Canadian Film Day 150, a one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial, with an evening of free Canada on Screen screenings!

Launched in 2014, National Canadian Film Day is an annual event, held in April, organized by REEL CANADA.


Stories We Tell
Canada On Screen: Documentary

Canada 2012. Dir: Sarah Polley. 108 min. 35mm

FREE SCREENING | Sarah Polley’s celebrated and surprising documentary is a highly personal exploration of the stories families tell, the secrets they hide, and the elusive nature of truth and memory.


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You Take Care Now
Canada On Screen: Short Films

Canada 1989. Dir: Ann Marie Fleming. 12 min. DCP

FREE SCREENING | Vancouver director Ann Marie Fleming’s early student film, a visually dazzling, emotionally wrenching, oddly humorous account of two profound personal traumas, is one of her signature works.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm


Canada on Screen: Feature Films

Canada 1990. Dir: Guy Maddin. 83 min. 35mm

FREE SCREENING | Guy Maddin’s wild and warped second feature, a delirium-dream tale of obsessive love and amnesia set during WWI, showcases the faux early-cinema aesthetics and surrealist sensibility for which the Winnipeg filmmaker is renowned.


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Canada On Screen: Animation

Canada 2004. Dir: Chris Landreth. 14 min. DCP

FREE SCREENING | Animator Chris Landreth’s Oscar-winning short, a triumph of CGI animation, offers a moving, mind-blowing portrait of Ryan Larkin, an acclaimed Canadian animator who fell on hard times.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:30pm

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Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 19. For more information, call 604.688.8202.