7 Screenings You Don’t Want to Miss in Vancouver for NCFD!

April 12, 2019

The picturesque city of Vancouver is home to some truly outstanding screenings for National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) on April 17. There are almost too many to choose from, but here are a few that we wish we could attend! If you’re in the Vancouver area, check them out.

 

100 Filipino Film Series and the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Festival presents When The Storm Fades
Location: Emily Carr University, Reliance Theatre
Time: 5:30 PM
Event primary language: English

A multi-partnership screening of the brand new docu-dramedy WHEN THE STORM FADES will take place at Emily Carr U of Art & Design. Depicting the daily struggle of a Filipino family and their neighbours to recover from 2013’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan, the screening of WHEN THE STORM FADES will followed by an audience Q&A.

 

The Vancouver International Film Festival presents a day with Alanis Obamsawin
Location: Vancity Theatre
Time: 10:15 AM, 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Event primary language: English

The Vancouver International Film Festival will be presenting a special programme of the works of legendary Indigenous documentarian Alanis Obomsawin for NCFD! Specially curated for elementary school students, the programme contains poignant films that speak across generations. Three of Obomsawin’s short films: CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY, SIGWAN and WHEN ALL THE LEAVES ARE GONE will be screened, followed by a live on-stage discussion with Alanis herself! This event includes three separate screenings, including daytime screenings for schools, with the evening screening being open to the general public.

 

Edge of The Knife (2018)

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Edge of the Knife
Location: 639 Hornby St
Time: 2:00 PM
Event primary language: English

The beautiful Bill Reid Gallery is presenting the acclaimed new Indigenous-made film, EDGE OF THE KNIFE, for this year’s NCFD. The first feature film made entirely in the critically endangered Haida language, (fluently spoken by fewer than 20 people), the film is a mythical tale of pride, tragedy and love, set against the stunning backdrop of the Haida Gwaii region of Canada’s Pacific northwest. See it surrounded by incredible Northwest Coast Art at the gallery, and fully immerse yourself in the film’s spellbinding world.

 

You Are Here: A Come From Away Story (2018)

National Association of Japanese Canadians presents You Are Here: A Come From Away Story
Location: Tonari Gumi 101-42 W 8th Avenue
Time: 6:00 PM
Event primary language: English

The National Association of Japanese Canadians presents the moving film YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY. This emotional and inspirational documentary tells the incredible true story that inspired the smash-hit musical Come From Away — of how a small Newfoundland town came together to feed, shelter and support stranded airline passengers in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

 

Sarah Prefers to Run (Sarah Prefere la Course) (2013)

Centre de la Francophonie de UBC presents Sarah Préfère la Course
Location: Université de Colombie Britannique (Point Grey, BuTo room 797), 873 East Mall
Time: 6:30 PM
Event primary language: French

The Centre de la Francophonie de UBC presents SARAH PRÉFÈRE LA COURSE (SARAH PREFERS TO RUN). Following a gifted young runner whose life changes when she’s offered a spot at McGill, SARAH PRÉFÈRE LA COURSE won the Women in Film & Television Artistic Merit Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Celebrate with the Vancouver Franco-Columbian community this National Canadian Film Day!

 

Cinematheque Vancouver presents The Grey Fox (35mm)
Location: The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

The Cinematheque presents a special 35mm film screening of THE GREY FOX for NCFD. A biographical Western, THE GREY FOX is based on the true story of Bill Miner, an American stagecoach robber who staged Canada’s first train robbery. Presented in original 35mm film as a preserved “masterwork”, by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada, April 17 is definitely the day to see this incredible, award-winning film!

 

UBC Theatre & Film presents Shorts by the UBC Rogers Multicultural Film Program
Location: The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street
Time: 7:00 PM
Event primary language: English

Celebrate the next generation of filmmakers for NCFD, with short films from The Rogers Multicultural Film Program at the University of British Columbia. These brand new Canadian short films tell stories from emerging artists with a global perspective. The evening will include awards being presented to filmmakers following the screenings, and a free reception.

 

For more NCFD events in Vancouver, visit canfilmday.ca/vancouver.


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