National Canadian Film Day

Published on April 06, 2018

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Take a break to snack on popcorn and watch Canadian films on Wednesday April 18. National Canadian Film Day is a one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. Western Libraries will be hosting two films, The Breadwinner and The F Word. You can also snap an epic selfie with our Canadian-themed photo booth.

The Breadwinner

Location: The D.B. Weldon Library, Room TSC 121
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get a job and help to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger.
With courage and imagination, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. The Breadwinner is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
The Breadwinner has been nominated for 38 international awards, including six Canadian Screen Awards and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The F Word

Location: The D.B. Weldon Library, Room TSC 121
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Wallace (Radcliffe) is a medical school dropout who’s been burned by bad relationships. Just when all his friends, and even his goofy roommate Allan (Driver), seem to be finding love, Wallace decides to put romance on hold.
Of course, that’s when he meets Chantry (Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend, Ben (Spall). The dreaded “F word” in this contemporary and hilarious romantic comedy is “friendship.” Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, but are both committed to keeping things platonic, which might prove to be more difficult than either one of them imagined.
“The F Word has charm to spare, and Radcliffe and Kazan are irresistible.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone