National Canadian Film Day Screenings

National Canadian Film Day
April 19, 2017 is National Canadian Film Day 150,  a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial. To celebrate, the Factory Media Centre will present two award-winning Canadian films :  7PM Manufactured Landscapes  & 9PM Incendies.

Hamilton Film Festival will be hanging out with us during the day for a free drop-n-talk and check out FMC’s gear! All welcome! Let’s keep Canadian Film going all day long!

Here is a  listing of other Canadian Film Day screenings happening in Hamilton.

Location: 228 James St. North Hamilton
Both screenings are FREE admission.

7pm

Manufactured Landscapes

by Director: Jennifer Baichwal Year: 2006 Run Time: 86min
A remarkable meditation on humanity’s impact on the environment, this doc follows internationally acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky to China, where he documents industrial landscapes and their impact on the surrounding natural world. Exploring the surprising beauty amid the waste generated by factories and dumps, Burtynsky and documentarian Jennifer Baichwal travel across the vast landscape, capturing incredible visuals that need little commentary.An impactful but subtle statement about humanity’s impact on the world, Manufactured Landscapes’ powerful images raise more questions than answers.

Image form Manufactured Landscapes

9pm 

Incendies

Incendies

Director: Denis Villeneuve Year: 2010 Run Time: 130min

A life in Canada, a secret past in Jordan. A dying mother (Azabal) in Montreal leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. Jeanne (Désormeaux-Poulin) is to deliver hers to the father the twins never knew, and Simon (Gaudette) is to give his to the brother they didn’t know they had. The siblings travel to the Middle East separately, where they uncover a startling and painful family history.

Incendies is the kind of film you’ll want to watch more than once. With intricate timelines and a family drama spanning two very different continents, the twists and turns of Denis Villeneuve’s celebrated adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s award-winning play are explosive, frightening and emotionally intense.

Winner of eight Genie Awards and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.