In addition to the 1,700+ screenings we’re putting on for NCFD 150, there are also many other great Canadian films playing theatrically across the country. If you’re looking for a Canadian film playing in your local theatres on April 19 or any other time this week, here’s what’s currently out.
Not all of these films are playing everywhere, so be sure to check your local listings at www.cinemaclock.com for details and showtimes.
Black Code – Toronto-based documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Nicholas de Pencier examines the complex global impact that the internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism in this film based on the book by Prof. Ron Deibert.
Ça sent la coupe – At 35, Max (Louis-José Houde) is a prisoner of his past. Since the death of his parents seven years ago, he oscillates between his living room and the hockey card shop he has inherited and manages without enthusiasm. When his girlfriend leaves him suddenly, Max is forced to reevaluate his life, in this charmer by director Patrice Sauvé. Also starring Émilie Bibeau and Julianne Côté.
C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier – At 47, Julien (Gabriel Sabourin) is an eternal misfit with no real job. But now that he has published an autobiography recounting his childhood memories, a complicated relationship with his mother and troubling family secrets, success is knocking on his door. Then, his estranged mother (Denise Filiatrault) – now living a lonely life in a retirement home – renews contact to make up for lost time. But is that all there is to it? Also starring Sophie Lorain and directed by Alexis Durand-Brault.
Le fils de Jean – In director Philippe Lioret’s touching drama, Mathieu (Pierre Deladonchamps) is 35, and has never known his father. One morning, a call from Quebec gives him the news that his father has passed away, and that he has two half-brothers. In search of answers, Mathieu decides to go to the funeral in Montreal. Also starring Gabriel Arcand.
Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers – A lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench for the Halifax Highlanders – and even pulled Doug “the Thug” Glatt (Sean William Scott) out of retirement as an insurance salesman! Check out this hilarious sequel to the beloved sports comedy, which was written and directed by the star of both Goon films, Jay Baruchel. Also starring Elisha Cuthbert, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber and Marc-André Grondin.
Iqaluit – Travelling to the Arctic for the first time, Carmen (Marie-Josée Croze) arrives in Iqaluit to tend to her husband, Gilles (François Papineau), a construction worker who has been seriously injured. Trying to get to the bottom of what happened, she strikes up a friendship with Noah (Natar Ungalaaq), Gilles’ Inuk friend, and realizes they share a similar story. Directed by Benoît Pilon.
Maudie – Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists, and one of the most inspiring figures in Canadian art. Maudie’s theatrical run is expanding on April 21, so keep checking your local listings – it might be coming to your town soon!
Tuktuq – In director Robin Aubert’s drama about Northern life, a cameraman is sent to a small village in Nunavik to gather archival footage for the liberal government. He begins to question his own ideals after he learns the village and its inhabitants will soon be displaced.
Weirdos – In Bruce McDonald’s offbeat coming-of-age comedy/drama written by Daniel MacIvor, 15 year olds Kit (Dylan Authors) and Alice (Julia Sarah Stone) decide to shake up their lives in sleepy 1976 Nova Scotia by hitchhiking to Sydney to visit Kit’s unstable but glamorous mom (Molly Parker) – a journey that will force them to face truths about themselves and their future. Also starring Allan Hawco.