6 NCFD Toronto Screenings You May Have Overlooked

April 6, 2018

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Toronto is a big city, and there’s tons happening on National Canadian Film Day! Aside from the large special screening events, there are a few smaller (yet incredibly cool) events you may have overlooked. Here are just a few of them:


Alliance Française Toronto presents Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme and Le coq de St-Victor
Time: 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Event primary language: French

If your French is fluent, or you’re just looking to brush up, check out the double feature screening of Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme and Le coq de St-Victor at Alliance Française Toronto. Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme is a great film for teens, perfectly capturing the difficulties of the middle school while Le coq de St-Victor is a fun family-comedy perfect for all ages! Make NCFD a family event!


Breadwinner (2017)

The Annette Public Library presents The Breadwinner
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Event primary language: English

Take in the multiple award-winning film The Breadwinner at the picturesque Annette Public Library. An inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times, The Breadwinner has been nominated for 38 international awards, including six Canadian Screen Awards and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It’s the animated film everyone’s been talking about this year! Don’t miss it!


The Sun at Midnight (2016)

Michael Garron Hospital presents The Sun at Midnight
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Event primary language: English

Michael Garron Hospital presents the The Sun at Midnight, a visually stunning film from director Kirsten Carthew. Set and shot in the Arctic Circle, The Sun At Midnight tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run. Metis Elder Little Brown Bear, Ernest W. Mattony will be attending to introduce the film and hold a talking circle for the viewers after the screening.


Media Commons presents Blood and Donuts at Robarts Library
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Event primary language: English

Check out Blood and Donuts at Robarts Library, a 90s classic Canadian comedy-horror that’s sure to leave you stitches! The film features a vampire who is accidentally awakened after 25 years of sleep and starts to shyly make contact with the mortal world around him. Don’t forget to take in the incredible Brutalist architecture of Robarts Library on your way in!


Anne of Green Gables (1985)

Historic Zion Schoolhouse presents Anne of Green Gables
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Event primary language: English

If you want the authentic Anne of Green Gables experience, consider checking out a screening of the classic film at the Historic Zion Schoolhouse. You’ll have the opportunity to prepare period appropriate treats and goodies before the film. By viewing it in one of Ontario’s oldest remaining schoolhouses, you’re bound to be swept away! (You might even want to dress up yourself.)


Sonic Boom Cinema Club presents The Peanut Butter Solution
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Event primary language: English

Sonic Boom Cinema Club is presenting The Peanut Butter Solution on 16mm film for National Canadian Film Day. In this rarely seen Canadian cult classic, Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair back, but too much peanut butter causes things to get a bit hairy! If you’re into the bizarre, this is definitely one of the more unique screenings that you should check out!

Stay tuned for more event blogs coming soon, and make sure you’re ready for National Canadian Film Day—April 18!

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