Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Here comes National Canadian Film Day!

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      The Road Forward

      Prior to National Canadian Film Day, the Cinematheque presents The Road Forward by Vancouver-born Métis-Dene filmmaker Marie Clements. The innovative docudrama-musical relates the historical role played by B.C. Indigenous newspaper the Native Voice in First Nations activism. It’s paired with Jordanian-Palestinian UBC grad Yassmina Karajah’s short film “Rupture”, screening Monday (April 16).

      The projector

      Check out these free National Canadian Film Day events on April 18:

      The Cinematheque  A spotlight on women in film features B.C. filmmaker Anne Wheeler’s Loyalties, and Ashley McKenzie’s Werewolf. Wheeler will attend, McKenzie will participate in a Skype Q & A.

      National Film Board of Canada At SFU Woodward’s, the NFB offers virtual-reality experiences, including  “Tidal Traces” and “Minotaur”, plus a collection of B.C. shorts and more.

      Vancity Theatre  Vancouver filmmaker Mina Shum’s Double Happiness is billed with Thirty Two Films About Glenn Gould, followed by a Skype Q & A with actor Colm Feore, who portrays Gould.

      Cine Mexicano

      The Mórbido Crypt’s Guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror Cinema  Mórbido Fest head programmer Abraham Castillo Flores will hold a master class on the rise of Mexican fantasy and horror, in relation to national developments. Issa López’s Tigers Are Not Afraid follows, about a gang of five children orphaned by the drug war, all of it happening at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday (April 19) at the Vancity Theatre.