Be part of the world’s largest film festival on April 19.
National Canadian Film Day 150 is a one-day, coast to coast to coast celebration of Canadian cinema and there’s local participation.
The City is Langley is showing films for free in council chambers starting at 10 a.m. The mini-film fest starts with The Red Violin. Then at 1 p.m., there’s The Snow Walker. Both are rated PG. Blackbird (rated 14A) starts at 3:45 p.m. The final movie of the day is the biopic Maurice Richard (The Rocket).
Cineplex Langley is showing Water, the film by Canadian director Deepa Mehta and set in India, at 7 p.m. with free admission.
The Maritime comedy, La grande seduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis), will also be shown at 7 p.m. in the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Again, admission is free.
The Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch is showing two war-themed films, Passchendaele and Hyena Road starting at 6 p.m.
The Canadian Parents for French (CPF) are hosting animated movies. People can watch La guerre des tuques (which translates to Snowtime!) at 1 p.m. in Belmont Elementary, 20390 40th Ave. Le coq de St. Victoire shows at Belmont at 1 p.m.
CPF is showing La gang des hors-la-loi (The Outlaw League) at James Kennedy Elementary at 1 p.m.
At Ecole des Voyageurs. CPF is offering La legende de Sarila at 1 p.m.
People must contact the organizers to arrange attendance at the CPF events.
Learn more about the national film festival at canadianfilmday.ca.