Various screening events are planned around Victoria to mark the sixth annual National Canadian Film Day on April 17.
This celebration of Canadian filmmaking, in particular marking the 100th anniversary of the making of B.C. filmmaker Nell Shipman’s silent movie Back to God’s Country – our country’s oldest surviving feature film – sees 100 classic Canadian films spotlighted for 2019.
A number of them are being shown at venues around the Capital Region. Here’s a schedule:
1 p.m. – The Royal B.C. Museum and B.C. Archives presents Archival Short Films, in the Newcombe Conference Hall (free)
1:30 and 7 p.m. – The Alliance Francaise de Victoria presents Gabrielle, at the Société Francophone de Victoria, 2–1218 Langley St. (free)
7 p.m. – Movie Mondays Victoria presents You Are Here: A Come From Away Story at the Eric Martin Pavilion Theatre, 1900 Fort St. (free)
7 p.m. – Indie Film Series @ Capitol 6 (805 Yates St.) presents Firecrackers (ticketed)
Other private events are also planned to mark the day. CFB Esquimalt’s Colwood Pacific Activity Centre presents the films Long Time Running and The Rocket (about Maurice Richard), while screening at seniors residences include A Bear Called Winnie at the Glenwarren Lodge, Barney’s Vision at Sandringham Care Centre, Away from Her at Revera Parkwood Court, A Bear Called Winnie at Revera Parkwood Place and The Grand Seduction at The Kensington.