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  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 10:15am

    Jade Li (Oh), a vivacious Chinese Canadian, wants to become an actress without upsetting her extremely traditional parents. It’s a balancing act that Jade is finding difficult to achieve. Talking in English, wearing western clothes and going out with non-Asian guys, Jade leads a secret life when she leaves her stuffy-but-warm domestic scene each day. Things come to a head when Mark (Rennie), a white Canadian graduate student, insists on turning their casual fling into something more meaningful. It’s a relationship that Jade’s parents would hate. What should she do?

    Sandra Oh won the Best Actress Genie for her performance. The film also won prizes in Vancouver, Berlin and Turin.

    1995. 87 min. Not Rated. English.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 11:00am

    The story of musical icon Buffy Sainte Marie is told through interviews with her peers, those she inspired and, of course, Buffy herself. For over five decades, Buffy has demonstrated a commitment to her principles that not only sets her apart from her peers, but has also allowed her to have an impact felt around the world. This musical journey looks over her career, celebrating the brilliance of her composition, writing and fearless activism.

    A must-see for both lifelong and new fans of her work, this exceptional documentary premiered at TIFF in 2022 and was nominated for the DGC Allan King award for Best Documentary Film. 

    2022. 90 min. Not Rated. English.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 11:00am

    Fréderique (Bray), a struggling artist living in 1980s Montreal, is shocked when she’s put in charge of Rosie (Hill), the young daughter of her foster sister who recently passed away. With an impending eviction from her apartment, and no desire to be a mother, she must rely on her chosen family – two aspiring drag stars Flo and Mo – to take care of the spirited youngster and keep Rosie out of the foster care system that Fréderique herself hated.

    The first feature from director Gail Maurice, ROSIE is a touching and warm comedy that is sure to charm audiences the world over.

    2022. 92 min. Rated PG. English, French.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 12:00pm

    Première de classe, Antigone (Ricci) est dans sa dernière année d'école secondaire lorsque deux événements déboussolent toute sa vie: un de ses frères est tué par un policier, l’autre est détenu par la police. Ayant vécu à Montréal depuis son immigration au Canada avec sa famille il y a plus d’une décennie, elle fait maintenant face à un choix très difficile. Si elle décide d’aider son frère emprisonné, elle risque de compromettre son habitation au Canada en plus de menacer son avenir prometteur. Quand son histoire attire l’attention des médias, Antigone devient un symbole pour la liberté et la justice pendant qu’elle doit prendre une décision qui changera sa vie pour toujours.

    Inspirée par une tragédie d’il y a plus de 2000 ans, Antigone raconte une histoire qui demeure importante et seyante. Ce fut la soumission canadienne officielle pour le film long-métrage international aux Oscars en 2019.

    2019. 109 min. Coté 14A. Français.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 1:00pm

    The story of Willie O’Ree, the first black hockey player to join the NHL, who is now being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    2019. 89 min. Rated PG. English.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 1:30pm

    Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada's best known and most loved folk artists.

    The fragile but determined Maudie (Sally Hawkins) yearns for independence from her over-protective family and dreams of creating art. When she answers an ad for a housekeeper placed by a reclusive fish seller (Ethan Hawke), she gains more than just the freedom she wanted, as the unlikely pair develops a relationship that is intensely intimate and just as challenging.

    A touching and inspiring story about following one's dreams in spite of life's obstacles, Maudie is an absolute charmer.

    "Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity." - Tomris Laffly, Time Out

    2016. 115 min. Rated PG. English.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 1:30pm

    Tia is a 10-year-old refugee from Syria, living in Montreal and struggling to make friends and feel comfortable in her new environment. While her parents are preoccupied with her mother’s pregnancy and the challenges of everyday life in a new place, Tia is left mostly to her own devices.

    Everything changes when she discovers a magical portal that transports her to Igloolik, a community in the Arctic Circle. There she meets Piujuq, an Inuk girl who she quickly forms a deep bond with in spite of their cultural differences. Through their friendship, the stories of Piujuq’s grandmother, and their wanderings across the striking northern landscape, the girls are immersed in Inuit myth and magic.

    2018. 80 min. Not Rated (family-friendly). English, French, Inuktitut.

  • Picture of pens and coins
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 2:00pm

    •What do seniors get in Ontario?

    •What does “low income” mean?

    •How do you reduce taxable income or get money back?

    •How do you protect a low retirement income?

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 2:00pm

    We all know about the terrible “brutality” of the Arctic seal hunt — or do we? Turns out there are other sides to this story: it's the story of families that need to be fed, the story of a hunting practice that began centuries ago and the story of a tradition that is central to the economy and food security of Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic. Angry Inuk contains a story that’s over 4,000 years old.

    The seal hunt is not exactly a laughing matter, but humour and technical savvy go a long way to debunk certain claims. Wryly tackling both misinformation and aggressive appeals to emotion, Inuk filmmaker Arnaquq-Baril equips herself and her community with the powers of social media — and yes, #sealfies — to reframe a controversial topic as a cultural issue in this 2016 Audience Award–winning Hot Docs hit.

    Angry Inuk delivers important information about an issue we tend to think we know everything about, and delivers a powerful emotional punch.”
    —Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine

    2006. 85 min. Rated G. English, Inuktitut.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Elizabeth Alison Gray is an average 11-year-old girl in the suburbs waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out that her whole life has been a lie and runs away to find the truth. Starring Julia Sarah Stone and Gil Bellows.

    2010. 95 min. Not Rated (family-friendly). English.