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National Canadian Film Day

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Event Name: National Canadian Film Day
Event Date(s): April 18, 2018
Location: Collingwood
Description: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Collingwood Public Library, Simcoe Street Theatre, 65 Simcoe Street

The Film: Maudie (2016) starring Salley Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, directed by Aisling Walsh

Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada's best known and most loved folk artists. Winner of 7 film trophies at the Candian Screen Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. Rated PG.

Also: My Travels in B.C. (1915) produced by Alfred Staples, Collingwood's "Man of Nature"

This short documentary shows scenes of how British Columbia looked over a hundred years ago. It was recently rescued from decaying cellulose nitrate film stock and has been unseeen since 1915.

Sponsored by Collingwood Public Library and Reel Canada.

Free admission.