Revue Cinema presents the 100th anniversary of Back to God’s Country

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Back to God's Country (1919)

Back to God’s Country

Director: David Hartford Run Time: 73min Genre(s): Action/Adventure

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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.

Cast: Nell Shipman, Charles Arling, Wheeler Oakman, Wellington A. Playter
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - NR
New Brunswick - G
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - G
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - G
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
This film is subtitled in: English

Venue: Revue Cinema

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Guest(s): Marilyn Lerner, Alicia Fletcher

Event Details:
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.

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Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON, M6R 2M9
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