14 Special Screenings in Toronto for NCFD

April 10, 2019

There are over 100 NCFD events taking place in Toronto and surrounding areas! If you live in the GTA, check out a few of the incredible enhanced screenings we have planned, or check our website for an event in your community.

Here are a few events you won’t want to miss on April 17, featuring special guests, prizes and more!

 

Ontario Creates and The Canadian Film Centre presents The Grizzlies
Location: Toronto, ON
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English
This is a private event

A mega-hit at festivals across North America, The Grizzlies is launching its theatrical run as part of NCFD! A powerful and inspiring true story, The Grizzlies is set in a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America. However, a group of Inuit students’ lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse and find inspiration to make shifts in their own lives. Director Miranda De Pencier, producers Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and cast members Emerald MacDonald, Paul Nutarariaq and Anna Lambe will be in attendance for this exciting premiere in downtown Toronto!

 

Remember (Souviens-toi) (2015)

REEL CANADA and CBC presents Remember
Location: 10 Dundas St E #402
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

REEL CANADA & CBC present the award-winning film Remember for NCFD at the Yonge-Dundas Cineplex theatres on NCFD. Directed by Atom Egoyan, Remember is an action-packed drama starring Oscar winner Christopher Plummer that will leave you glued to your seat! This screening is specially-curated for new Canadians and English-language learners, but it is open to the public. A discussion with the Oscar-nominated director Atom Egoyan will follow the screening, with audience members having the chance to win fabulous prizes! (Rush–line / Wait-list begins at 6:30 p.m.)

 

Back to God's Country (1919)

The Revue Cinema presents Back to God’s Country
Location: 400 Roncesvalles Ave
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

Silent movie fans! Now’s your chance to watch Canada’s 1st surviving feature film, Back to God’s Country, with live musical accompaniment! The first (and earliest surviving) feature film made in Canada by Canadians, Back to God’s Country tells the story of Delores LeBeau, who goes on a treacherous journey to the Arctic with her husband on a vessel captained secretly by the man who murdered her father. Celebrating the film’s 100th anniversary, The Revue Cinema — in the beautiful Roncesvalles neighbourhood, is excited to celebrate this incredible milestone! Grab your tickets before they sell out to this must-see event!

 

Angelique's Isle (2018)

Michael Garron Hospital presents Angelique’s Isle
Location: 825 Coxwell Ave
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

Michael Garron Hospital presents a special screening of Angelique’s Isle for NCFD in East York! The film is a harrowing tale of perseverance and survival that unfolds during the great copper rush of 1845, when newlyweds Angelique, a young Ojibway and Charlie, her voyageur husband, are left stranded throughout a brutal winter on Lake Superior’s Isle Royale. Community Elder Little Brown Bear, (Ernest W. Matton, Athehsa Niohkwá:rita:a) will be present to open the screening with a prayer and close with a healing circle.

 

Toronto on Film presents Between Friends
Location: 130 St George St
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

Don Shebib fans, this is the screening for you! Toronto on Film will be paying a special tribute to the legendary director, with a screening of his rare film, Between Friends at Robarts Library. A finalist for Best Picture at the Canadian Film Awards in 1973, Between Friends follows an ex-con, his daughter and her two friends, as they plan the elaborate heist of a nickel mine in Northern Ontario. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with the legendary director himself!

 

The Royal Cinema and Triptych Media present The Hanging Garden
Location: 608 College St
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

The Royal Cinema and Triptych Media present The Hanging Garden for this year’s NCFD! Winner of multiple awards, The Hanging Garden is a moving tale about a once-troubled teen who returns home after 10 years, now as a well-adjusted gay man — to a family still haunted by their difficult past. The screening include special guests Louise Garfield, Robin Cass, Anna Stratton, Peter MacNeil, Mark Hammond and others for a pre and post- screening conversation.

 

Breadwinner (2017)

Montgomery’s Inn presents The Breadwinner
Location: Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W
Time: 3:00 PM
Event primary language: English

Montgomery Inn in northern Etobicoke presents the award-winning animated film, The Breadwinner for NCFD! An inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times, The Breadwinner follows Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. As with all NCFD screenings, this screening is completely free — don’t miss out on seeing this critically acclaimed animated masterpiece.

 

OCAD U Indigenous Visual Culture Program presents Six Miles Deep
Location: OCAD University (Room 258 George Reid House)
Time: 3:00 PM
Event primary language: English

The OCAD U Indigenous Visual Culture Program presents Six Miles Deep at OCAD University for NCFD. This short documentary offers a portrait of a group of women who led their community, the largest reserve in Canada, Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, in an historic blockade to protect their land to prevent a housing development in their traditional territories. Head out to the beautiful OCAD building in downtown Toronto for this powerful screening.

 

Angry Inuk (2016)

Bata Shoe Museum presents Angry Inuk
Location: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Time: 6:30 PM
Event primary language: English

The Bata Shoe Museum is screening the critically acclaimed documentary, Angry Inuk for NCFD. The Arctic seal hunt prompts a lot of emotion from many different interest groups, but it turns out there are other sides to this story: 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. See this powerful new Canadian documentary on April 17!

 

Iron Road (2009)

Canada Performing Artists Network (CPAN) presents Iron Road
Location: 421 Bentley St., Toronto
Time: 8:00 PM
Event primary language: English

Canada’s Performing Artists Network presents Iron Road at Xinflex Media for NCFD. A tale of forbidden love set against the building of the Canadian railway in the 1880s, Iron Road tells the story of a Chinese woman who disguises herself as a man and persuades the son of a railroad tycoon to hire her onto the explosives crew. Originally broadcast as a CBC miniseries,  the feature version of Iron Road is an epic tale that spans two continents.

 

Alliance Francaise Toronto presents Parvana & Le Journal d’Aurélie Laflamme
Location: Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto
Time: 10:30 AM
Event primary language: French

This is a French double-feature not to be missed! The Alliance Francaise Toronto is putting on a back-to-back screening of two incredible Canadian films: Parvana (The Breadwinner), and Le Journal d’Aurélie Laflamme for NCFD. Parvana is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope, set in Afghanistan in 2001, while Le Journal d’Aurélie Laflamme is based on the first novel of Québecois author India Desjardins, and is a quirky and endearing coming-of-age story about a girl lost in her own world. Both films are sure to delight!

 

Bradgate Arms presents Iron Road
Location: 54 Foxbar Road, Toronto
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English
This is a private event

Bradgate Arms is showing this epic tale of forbidden love set against the building of the Canadian Railway in the 1880s. Beautifully shot and featuring screen legend Peter O’Toole, IRON ROAD revisits an important and controversial time in Canadian history. The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with the film’s producer, Anne Tait.

 

Goon (2011)

The Oakville Festivals of Film & Art present Goon 1 & 2
Location: Film.ca Cinemas, Oakville
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

Back to back screening alert! In Oakville, ON, The Oakville Festivals of Film & Art is presenting a special  double-feature for NCFD, screening GOON 1 & 2 at the Film.ca Cinemas. Both films follow bouncer Doug Glatt, whose knockout punch lands him a spot as an enforcer on a minor-league Canadian hockey team. Cinematographer Bobby Shore will be in attendance for a live Q&A following the screening!

 

Westney Gardens presents Don’t Talk To Irene
Location: 1010 Westney Road N, Ajax
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

Ajax is getting in on the NCFD celebrations with a special screening of DON’T TALK TO IRENE. When an overweight would-be cheerleader, Irene, gets suspended from school, she must do her community service at a retirement home. Spurred on by the hilarious and young-at-heart Ruth (Deborah Grover), she signs the residents up for a dance-themed reality show to prove you don’t have to be perfect to be great. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with special guest, Deborah Grover, in attendance.

 

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