April 29 is National Canadian Film Day, a day to throw off the shackles of fear and insecurity, stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and pat ourselves on the back for something other than various ice-related sports and sports-related doughnut shops. (Not that we don’t love ice-related sports and doughnuts). It’s a light-hearted intervention for our national consciousness, a wake-up call to anyone who has not yet been exposed to the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country.
It is a way to get over ourselves and have some FUN!
With a population the size of California’s living on a land mass the size of Russia, it’s not hard to see why it can sometimes be difficult for Canadians to get to know one another. The days of the CBC being one of three or four channels on TV are so behind us that most of you reading this have no idea what that reference even means.
Way back in the day, it was the railroad that tied us all together. Canada needs another kind of track for the 21st century, so REEL CANADA humbly suggests: Movies! It’s easier to watch a movie than take a train trip, and when it’s over you don’t have to find a hotel or deal with your luggage.
Where can I see some FREE films in ST. THOMAS?
Opening Night The Snow Walker @ Port Stanley Theatre, 302 Bridge Street, 5:30pm reception, 6:30pm start
Thursday April 30th 6:00pm - Sabah @ St. Thomas Public Library 6:00pm - Breakaway @ Dutton and Aylmer Libraries 6:30pm - Breakaway @ Northside Neighbourhood Hub
Friday May 1st 11:30am - Stories We Tell @ Northside Neighbourhood Hub 6:00pm - Stories We Tell @ St. Thomas Public Library 6:30pm - Prom Night in Mississippi @ Talbot Teen Centre
Saturday May 2nd 2:00pm - Breakaway @ St. Thomas Public Library