National Canadian Film Day

APRIL 18, 2018

In Person: Anne Wheeler

The Cinematheque is pleased to mark National Canadian Film Day, a one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration designed to bring Canadians together to watch Canadian films. Launched in 2014 and organized by REEL CANADA, National Canadian Film Day is held each year in April.

As this year’s 5th annual NCFD shines a spotlight on the accomplishments of women in Canadian cinema, we are proud to present two acclaimed works of socially conscious, regionally centred, feminist filmmaking by artists at very different stages of their careers: veteran Alberta-born, B.C.-based director Anne Wheeler’s early feature Loyalties (1986), selected as one of Canada’s 150 essential moving-image works; and emerging Nova Scotian director Ashley McKenzie’s debut feature Werewolf (2016), named best Canadian film of 2017 by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Tonight’s program will also include the unveiling of The Cinematheque’s brand-new Canada on Screen Digital Study Guides, a free online resource for students, educators, or anyone wanting to learn more about Canadian cinema.


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Current Showings

Anne Wheeler’s powerful drama is a highlight of a distinguished filmmaking career devoted to bringing authentic, socially conscious stories to the screen.
Ashley McKenzie’s first feature is a sobering, documentary-esque account of two recovering junkies in New Waterford, Nova Scotia.