Though it is only a stone’s throw away from several events in Calgary, the town of Okotoks, AB has big plans of their own for National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150). The Okotoks Film Festival (OFF!) is preparing to make the most of the day by putting on three public screenings around town.
Families can gather at the Okotoks Public Library for a very animated celebration of Canada’s winter pastimes: Snowball fights and hockey. The library will screen SNOWTIME!, an animated reimagining of the 1984 French Canadian classic, LA GUERRE DES TUQUES (THE DOG WHO STOPPED THE WAR). This feature will be preceded by the beloved NFB animation, THE SWEATER, based on the classic Roch Carrier story. Brr!
In the evening, guests at the library can take in THE F WORD, a very contemporary romantic comedy in the vein of genre classics like WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. Life can get complicated when you decide to be “just friends,” as Wallace and Chantry quickly learn. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver.
For Okotoks residents wanting a more serious tone, the local museum will be showing the WWI drama PASSCHENDAELE, which recounts the harrowing battle of the same name that claimed thousands of young lives. The film is written and directed by, and stars Paul Gross.
Everyone wants to be part of making NCFD 150 the largest film festival. Ever! Check out our events page to see how you can join in where you are.