South Shore Library (Thomas H. Raddall) presents National Canadian Film Day

Film(s) Playing:

Room (Room - Le monde de Jack) (2015)

Room

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Run Time: 118min Genre(s): Drama

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Winner of the Best Actress Oscar for Brie Larson and nominated for four Academy Awards in total, this adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel follows a young mother and her son as they make an escape after years of captivity.

A Canadian-Irish co-production, Lenny Abrahamson’s moving, enchanting film is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that won’t leave a dry eye in the house. Room is a movie with massive heart, anchored by incredible performances by Larson and gifted Canadian child actor Jacob Tremblay.

Room also won nine Canadian Screen Awards and the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award.

Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, Tom McCamus
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - 14A
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - 14A
Nunavut - 14A
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - PG
Film language(s): English

Meatballs

Director: Ivan Reitman Run Time: 93min Genre(s): Comedy, Family

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This ode to summer camp is a true Canadian classic and features Bill Murray in his first starring role. He plays Tripper, a prankster and a flirt who can’t help teasing his boss and the counsellors at the nearby rich kids’ camp.

Everyone, including Tripper, is sick and tired of perennially losing the Camp Olympics. It’s only by encouraging all campers to try their hardest — including young Rudy (Makepeace), who has self-esteem issues — that Tripper and his troops can hope to emerge triumphant. Full of wacky pranks, lively high jinks and a lot of touching moments, Meatballs is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

Meatballs won the Genie Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Lynch), as well as the Golden Reel Award, given to the film with the biggest box office gross of the year.

Cast: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Chris Makepeace, Jack Blum
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - PG
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - PG
Film language(s): English

Indian Horse

Director: Stephen Campanelli Run Time: 101min Genre(s): Drama

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Adapted from the much-celebrated novel by the late Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese, INDIAN HORSE is a powerful drama that delves deep into the shameful history of Canada’s Residential Schools. The young protagonist of Wagamese’s saga – brought to the screen by a team that includes director Stephen Campanelli, screenwriter Dennis Foon and executive producer Clint Eastwood — Saul comes to know the worst of the system’s abuses after a series of family tragedies leave him in the care of authorities in Manitoba of the late 1950s. When one of the priests – played by Michiel Huisman of GAME OF THRONES – recognizes Saul’s hockey talents, a potential pathway opens up before the youngster but like so many survivors of the schools, he remains haunted by the traumas of the past.

Cast: Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit, Sladen Peltier, Michael Huisman
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - PG
British Columbia - 14A
Manitoba - 14A
Northwest Territories - PG
Nunavut - PG
Ontario - 14A
Québec - 14A
Saskatchewan - 14A
Yukon - 14A
Film language(s): English

Venue: Thomas H. Raddall Library

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Event Details:
11:00 AM Indian Horse
1:00 PM Room 
3:00 PM Meatballs

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Wheelchair accessible.

Address:
Thomas H. Raddall Library, Thomas H. Raddall Library 145 Old Bridge Street, Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0
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Free Admission