National Canadian Film Day

From the National Candian Film day website:

April 29 is National Canadian Film Day, a day to throw off the shackles of fear and insecurity, stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and pat ourselves on the back for something other than various ice-related sports and sports-related doughnut shops. (Not that we don’t love ice-related sports and doughnuts.) It’s a light-hearted intervention for our national consciousness, a wake-up call to anyone who has not yet been exposed to the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country.

It is a way to get over ourselves and have some FUN!

Here’s a complete list of all events across BC, but because we love documentaries we want you (especially) to go see these:

Neurons to Nirvana – Directed by: Oliver Hockenhull

Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists
and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, this fascinating doc explores the history of five powerful psychedelic substances and their now-established medicinal potential.

Venue Details
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8
Hosted By
Vancouver International Film Festival

Reaching Blue – Directed by: Ian Hinkle

With imagery from fifteen cinematographers, Reaching Blue explores the Salish Sea to expose the changes our coastal waters face, and connect to our world’s oceans. Do we have the knowledge and technology required to understand ocean change before time runs out?

Venue Details
Cinematheque Theatre
1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7
Hosted By
Ocean Networks Canada

We Are Here – Directed by: Francine Zuckerman

A poignant cinematic look at the attempt to revive Jewish life in Poland since the Holocaust, this documentary details the difficulty of constructing a new Polish-Jewish identity.

Venue Details
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8
Hosted By
Vancouver International Film Festival

Watermark – Directed by: Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky 

This beautifully shot documentary is the second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes from this award-winning team. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.

Venue Details
Whistler Public Library
329 Main Street
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Hosted By
Whistler Film Festival
Additional Details
  • Free Screening