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Back to God's Country (1919)

Back to God’s Country

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...

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The Mask (1961)

The Mask

When an archeologist finds an ancient mask, the excitement of the discovery soon becomes terror as he finds himself tormented by disturbing and surreal visions that slowly drive him mad. As these visions become increasingly violent, he must find...

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Face Off (1971)

Face-off

In his rookie season in the NHL playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Billy Duke (Art Hindle) finds the adjustment from the minor leagues is harder to deal with than expected. To complicate matters further, he becomes smitten with...

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West Wind

This short documentary features a visual tour of legendary Canadian painter Tom Thomson's favourite natural landscapes. The film traces Thomson's career, which began in Toronto, where he worked as a commercial artist. Later, Thomson's weekend sketching trips in the...

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Varley

This short documentary is a portrait of Frederick Varley, Canadian painter and member of the Group of Seven. In the film, Varley returns to his studio in Toronto after a sketching trip. The camera moves about the studio selecting...

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The Boys of St. Vincent (Le collège St. Vincent) (1992)

The Boys of St. Vincent

This hard-hitting miniseries was based on real events that took place at the Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in Canada’s largest sexual abuse scandal. At the heart of this powerful film is a remarkable performance by Henry...

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The Cat Came Back

In this Oscar-nominated short, a humorous song tells the silly tale of a man who just can't get rid of an unwanted cat. 

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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (L'apprentissage de Duddy Kravitz) (1974)

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Based on Mordecai Richler’s beloved novel, the film charts the rise of young Duddy Kravitz (Dreyfuss), a brash, working-class Jewish kid from Montreal, determined to make a name for himself — no matter what it takes. Taking to heart...

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Strange Brew (Les aventures de broue) (1983)

Strange Brew

A Canadian comedy classic, Strange Brew follows lovable hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie (Moranis and Thomas, respectively) on an epic adventure soaked with beer and filled with doughnuts. When her father dies suddenly, Pam (Griffin) is orphaned, and control...

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Scanners (1981)

Scanners

After 10 seconds, the pain begins. 15 seconds, you can’t breathe. 20 seconds, you explode. Scanners are social outcasts, the by-product of a failed experimental drug given to their mothers during pregnancy, and possess the unusual ability to read...

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Nobody Waved Good-bye (Départ sans adieux) (1964)

Nobody Waved Good-bye

Shot in just three weeks in Toronto, Don Owen’s film — which was originally intended to be a short documentary — quickly evolved into a fictional coming-of-age story that has enraptured audiences for decades with its honesty and emotional...

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