Director: David Hartford Run Time: 73min Genre(s): Action/Adventure
The first (and earliest surviving) feature film made in Canada by Canadians, Back to God’s Country tells the story of Delores LeBeau, who goes on a treacherous journey to the Arctic with her husband on a vessel captained secretly by the man who murdered her father. In a tense and action-packed sequence, Delores must save her husband from the malicious Rydal and survive in the unfamiliar Arctic conditions.
Written and starring female filmmaking pioneer and creative powerhouse of the silent era, Nell Shipman, this is also the most successful silent film in Canadian history and is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019.
Venue: Revue Cinema
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Guest(s): Marilyn Lerner, Alicia Fletcher
On NCFD, celebrate the centennial of Canada’s first genuine blockbuster — and oldest surviving feature film — Nell Shipman’s Back to God’s Country, a sassy, snowy adventure that remains Canada’s most successful silent film.
Live accompaniment by Marilyn Lerner, plus Q&A with Silent Revue curator Alicia Fletcher and Lerner.
Tickets available on Eventbrite:
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON, M6R 2M9