Wednesday April 19, 2017 7:30 PM
The Port Moody Film Society is pleased to have been invited to participate in a nation-wide celebration of Canadian film. Canada on Screen is a co-production between TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and three core project partners — Library and Archives Canada, the Cinémathèque québécoise, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver — for Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. We will be presenting 2 classic Canadian films for your enjoyment. Admission is free, and open to the public (i.e. for these showings only, memberships are NOT required).
NR, 80 min, Documentary/Comedy/Drama, Canada
Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin’s home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Visionary Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin pays tribute to his beloved hometown with this goodbye letter and self-described “docu-fantasia” that is equal parts transcendental rumination, historical chronicle, and personal portrait.
32 Short Films about Glenn Gould
PG, 98 min, Biography/Drama/Music, Canada
As the title suggests, this dramatised documentary about the eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould is broken up into thirty-two short films (mirroring the thirty-two part structure of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’, the recording that Gould made famous), each giving us an insight into some aspect of Gould’s life and career. Fictional recreations, many starring an excellent Colm Feore as Gould, follow the musician from his precocious childhood to his early death at the age of fifty. Director Francois Girard refuses to provide easy explanations for the pianist’s quirks, instead using his unconventional structure to provide great insight while suggesting the real Gould remains essentially unknowable.