National Canadian Film Day

APRIL 17, 2019

Free Admission!

In 2017, The Cinematheque, in partnership with TIFF, Library and Archives Canada, and the Cinémathèque québécoise, proudly presented Canada on Screen, a year-long national program that celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday by selecting and showcasing Canada’s 150 essential moving-images works, based on a countrywide poll of critics, scholars, and industry professionals.

Canada on Screen was designed to be a living list; every year, one additional masterwork will be selected for inclusion. The first new addition is The Grey Fox, director Phillip Borsos’s much-loved revisionist Western, one of the most acclaimed films to emerge from British Columbia and one of the great debut features of our national cinema.

To mark National Canadian Film Day 2019, The Cinematheque is pleased to present a free screening of Borsos’s classic film.

National Canadian Film Day is an annual, one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. Launched in 2014 and organized by REEL CANADA, it is held each year in April.


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Gifted Vancouver filmmaker Phillip Borsos's remarkable first feature, winner of seven Genies, is one of Canadian cinema’s most revered works.