Extra TIFF screenings added in April to celebrate Canada 150

27029_320_470Movie fans in North Hastings are in for an extra dose of awesome Canadian cinema this month. The usual monthly screening of a TIFF Film Circuit selection is just the opening act for Bancroft’s participation in a Canada-wide celebration of our country’s great films. In addition to the regular TIFF Tuesday offering on April 11, a full day of free film programming has been added as a way to celebrate Canada 150.

On April 11 crowds are expected to fill the Village Playhouse as “River of my Dreams,” pulls film fans into the life of Canadian icon, Gordon Pinsent. The biopic was a huge hit at TIFF last fall and fans of Pinsent will enjoy this intimate look at his long life and career. “River of my Dreams” screen at 4:15 and 7pm. Tickets are $10 with all proceeds going to Hospice North Hastings.

Then on April 19 the Village Playhouse, in partnership with TIFF Film Circuit, participates in the National Canadian Film Day with four free film screenings in one day.

Layout 1On April 19 over 150 free screenings will be hosted across Canada and the Village Playhouse is excited to be part of this celebration. On April 19 Deepa Mehta’s Oscar nominated film “Water” will be offered twice along with Sarah Polley’s award-winning drama, “Stories We Tell.” National Canadian Film Day launches at 11am with Polley’s “Stories We Tell” and it runs a second time, at 4:15. “Water” screens at 1:30 and 7pm.

National Canadian Film Day is the world’s largest Film Festival and this year, National Canadian Film Day 150 is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial. National Film Day is proudly brought to Bancroft by REEL Canada, TIFF Film Circuit, Hospice North Hastings and the Bancroft Village Playhouse.