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Canada 150: April is Canadian Film Month

Posted: by Emma on April 4, 2017

Canada 150: April is Canadian Film Month

CANADIAN FILM SERIES – CANADA 150

The Blue Mountains Public Library is celebrating all things Canadian to mark our country’s 150th anniversary. The theme for April is Canadian Film. Free tickets are available at the Blue Mountains Public Library’s two branches: The Craigleith Heritage Depot and the L.E. Shore Memorial Library

The Craigleith Heritage Depot is presenting a series of films that celebrate our history, local filmmakers, and our Canadian identity. The following presentations will be shown at the Craigleith Community Centre, 132 Lakeshore Road E., just steps from the Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Thursday April 6th 1:30pm Heritage Minutes Matinee! These iconic minutes cover many local historical figures and significant Canadian events. Learn about the three short local films now in production by the Craigleith Heritage Depot. The Got a Minute? Pin a Minute activity will allow audience members to vote for their favourite heritage minute and discover new local subjects.

Wednesday April 19 1:30pm & 6:30pm Snow People (2016) was produced by Mountain Goat Film Company. This documentary celebrates 75 years of snow culture in the Blue Mountains. This film explores the stories, the people, and the history of Southern Ontario’s largest ski resort area. Tickets required.  Can be picked up at either library branch. There will be a Q & A with the filmmakers. Please visit: www.canadianfilmday.ca.

Thursday April 27th 1:30pm Jazzman: a film that explores the life and struggles of John Kaddly, a jazz drummer that lives in the shadow of his jazz musician father, and his desire to make a name for himself.  Inspired by the true life story of        legendary jazz musician Moe Koffman and directed by Josh Koffman.

The L.E. Shore Memorial Library is presenting the following film:

Thursday April 20th at 6:30pm Snow People, produced by Mountain Goat Film Company.  This documentary celebrates 75 years of snow culture in the Blue Mountains. This film explores the stories, the people and the history of Southern Ontario’s largest ski resort area. There will be a Q & A with the filmmakers. Free, drop-in event.

In conjunction with this roster of programmes, DVD copies of these and other Canadian films are available to borrow from the Blue Mountain Public Library’s branches. Check our online catalogue and place your hold today.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Community Foundation Grey Bruce, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

 

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