JUNE 29 – ENGLISH SCREENING
FEATURE FILM - Being Canadian
When Calgarian Robert Cohen moved to L.A. to pursue his dreams of becoming a comedy writer, he quickly realized that Being Canadian meant his new friends and colleagues knew nothing but the usual stereotypes about his beloved homeland. After years of frustration, Robert decided to embark on a genuine and hilarious personal quest, traveling from one end of Canada to the other, to prove his country is more than just maple syrup and Mounties. Imagine Sherman’s March, but wearing a toque.
TELEVISION SHOW - "Schitt's Creek"
When filthy-rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira
(Catherine O’Hara), and their two kids – über-hipster son David (Dan Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy) – suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to live in a small, depressing town they once bought as a joke. With their pampered lives now abandoned, they must confront their new-found poverty and discover what it means to be a family, all within the rural city limits of Schitt’s Creek, their new home. “Schitt’s Creek” is a character-driven, half-hour, single-camera comedy co-created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy.
JUNE 30 – FRENCH SCREENING
FEATURE FILM -
Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre
Guibord is an independent Member of Parliament who represents Prescott-Makadewà-Rapides-aux Outardes, a vast county in Northern Quebec. As the entire country watches, Guibord unwillingly finds himself in the awkward position of holding the decisive vote to determine whether Canada will go to war. Accompanied by his wife, his daughter and an idealistic intern from Haiti named Souverain (Sovereign) Pascal, Guibord travels across his district in order to consult his constituents. While groups of lobbyists get involved in a debate that spins out of control, the MP will have to face his own conscience. Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre is a biting political satire in which politicians, citizens and lobbyists go head-to-head tearing democracy to shreds.
TELEVISION SHOW -
“Les beaux malaises”
Martin Matte does not have an easy life. In fact, his life is as complicated as that of the viewers. The series “Les beaux malaises” depicts everyday life where Martin is faced with the harshness of family life, the complexity of friendships and the foolishness of society. And for once, Martin Matte does not always have the advantage! The series is written by Martin Matte and is produced by Encore Television and Matte TV.