Meadowlands Retirement Community presents National Canadian Film Day 150

Film(s) Playing:

Anne of Green Gables

Director: Kevin Sullivan Run Time: 199min Genre(s): Drama, Family

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On turn-of-the-20th-century Prince Edward Island, siblings Matthew (Farnsworth) and Marilla Cuthbert (Dewhurst) decide to take in an orphaned boy to help them on their farm. Instead, they get freckle-faced, red-haired Anne Shirley (Follows). The stubborn and outspoken 11-year-old girl’s fiery spirit and imagination are sure to turn life upside down on the peaceful island, and add a lot of love into the Cuthberts’ lives.

So begins Anne of Green Gables, one of the most beloved stories in Canadian literature for readers of all ages. This mini-series adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s series of novels — one of the highest-rated broadcasts in Canadian television history — features Megan Follows in the title role, who has since gone on to become one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed actors.

This trophy-sweeping Genie Award-winner is a charming, family-friendly affair that is sure to delight.

Cast: Jonathan Crombie, Richard Farnsworth, Colleen Dewhurst, Megan Follows
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - G
New Brunswick - 14
Newfoundland and Labrador - 14
Nova Scotia - 14
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - G
Prince Edward Island - 14
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Passchendaele

Director: Paul Gross Run Time: 114min Genre(s): Drama

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Set during the height of WWI, Passchendaele tells the moving story of an important event in Canadian history through the eyes of Sergeant Michael Dunne (Gross), a soldier who is wounded in France and returns to Calgary emotionally and physically scarred.

While recovering, Dunne meets Sarah (Dhavernas) and becomes determined to win her heart. When Sarah’s asthmatic younger brother David (Dinicol) enlists to fight in the war, Michael returns to the battlefield in order to protect him. The two men are sent to fight against impossible odds in the battle of Passchendaele.

The film won six Genies, including Best Picture and Best Actor, for Paul Gross.

Cast: Joe Dinicol, Gil Bellows, Caroline Dhavernas, Paul Gross
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - 14A
British Columbia - 14A
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - 14A
Newfoundland and Labrador - 14A
Nova Scotia - 14A
Northwest Territories - 14A
Nunavut - 14A
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - 14A
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - 14A
Yukon - 14A
Film language(s): English
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Venue: Meadowlands Retirement Community

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Details: Meadowlands Retirement Community is screening a double feature: Anne of Green Gables and Passchendaele.

Event Primary Language: English

Event Accessibility: The viewings will be shown in our Common Room space on the main floor.

Free Admission
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