I’m personally going to be celebrating the day by having a line-up of Canadian films at Hot Docs. Final plans for the day are tentative, but I’m definitely ending the day with the Canuck co-pro Beyond Clueless and I hope to catch some combination of Mugshot, Where I’m From, and/or The Sower beforehand. Also screening at the festival on Canadian Film Day are homegrown flicks like Everything Will Be (check back Tuesday for a 4 star review), Guidelines and Jutra (which offers a no-brainer for anyone who wants to honour a landmark Canadian filmmaker), Khrushchev Does America, and Super Duper Alice Cooper.
|Watch The Sweet Hereafter, the best Canadian film ever made, for Canadian Film Day!|
|Away from Her is my 'Canadian Film' personality.|
If you need some recommendations, I suggest you finally check out the best Canadian films ever made—one for each official language—The Sweet Hereafter and The Barbarian Invasions. They’re widely available on home video, but folks looking for freebies should also peruse the National Film Board of Canada’s extensive catalogue that includes on-the-house streaming of canonical Canadian films such as Mon oncle Antoine and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. Shameless link grabbing also encourages you to check out lists of the Top Ten Canadian films of 2013 (#1 pick: Gabrielle), 2012 (#1 pick: Stories We Tell), and 2011 (#1 pick The Whistleblower). Do your civic duty and pick a flick, eh?