Today Is National Canadian Film Day, So You Should Check Out These Homegrown Movies
Published Apr 22, 2020Today is officially National Canadian Film Day, and while you can't spend it munching popcorn alongside your friends in a packed movie house, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate. The most simple way of all is, of course, by watching a Canadian movie in the comfort of your own home.
Canadian independent film distributors have banded together to curate a watch list of Canadian movies that they've simply dubbed the Canadian Collection. The series of films will be available to rent or buy via Rogers, Bell, Apple TV, Telus and Cineplex Store today.
In addition to the Canadian Collection, the National Canadian Film Day organization has a lengthy list of Canadian films that are available to stream. You can check that out here.
Further, as previously reported, National Canadian Film Day will be celebrated with a livestream from 6 p.m. ET until 10 p.m. ET. Guests for the livestream include Atom Egoyan, Colm Feore, Mina Shum, Philippe Falardeau, Vinay Virmani, Patricia Rozema, Emily Hampshire, Peter Keleghan, Mary Young Leckie and Don McKellar.
The livestream takes place on YouTube and at canfilmday.ca.
Check out the full list of films available in the Canadian Collection below.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax directed by Alexandre Aja (eOne)
And the Birds Rained Down (Il Pleuvait Des Oiseaux) directed by Louise Archambault (MK2 Mile End)
Anthropocene directed by Jennifer Baichwal (Mongrel Media)
Bang Bang Baby directed by Jeffrey St. Jules (LevelFILM)
Ben's at Home directed by Mars Horodyski (Pacific Northwest Pictures)
Birthmarked directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais (eOne)
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (LevelFILM)
Brooklyn directed by John Crowley (Mongrel Media)
Canadian Strain written and directed by Geordie Sabbagh (Pacific Northwest Pictures)
Dim the Fluorescents directed by Daniel Warth (LevelFILM)
Drone written and directed by Jason Bourque (Pacific Northwest Pictures)
Edge of Winter directed by Rob Connolly (LevelFILM)
Falls Around Her written and directed by Darlene Naponse (Pacific Northwest Pictures)
The Grizzlies directed by Miranda de Pencier (Mongrel Media)
Hyena Road directed by Paul Gross (Elevation Pictures)
Indian Horse directed by Stephen Campanelli (Elevation Pictures)
The Kindness of Strangers directed by Lone Scherfig (eOne)
Lavender directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly (Pacific Northwest Pictures)
Maudie directed by Aisling Walsh (Mongrel Media)
Room directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Elevation Pictures)
Run This Town directed by Ricky Tollman (Elevation Pictures)
The Song of Names directed by François Girard (Elevation Pictures)
Suck It Up directed by Jordan Canning (LevelFILM)
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (eOne)
Water directed by Deepa Mehta (Mongrel Media)