Adjustments to the Saturday night schedule in light of changes to the NHL season
Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story
Hockey great Gordie Howe retired after 25 winning seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. But he realized that retirement just didn't work for him... When his sons were drafted to the Houston Aeros in the fledgling WHA league, he came out of retirement to join the team! He was written off by many, who thought he was too old to be playing competitively. Set in the 1970s, it follows Howe's return to the ice at age 45.
Starring Michael Shanks and Kathleen Robertson
“Stargate” and "Saving Hope" star Michael Shanks plays Howe and former "90210" co-star Kathleen Robertson portrays Howe's late wife and manager Colleen
9 wins & 8 nominations (Canadian Screen Awards 2014, Leo Awards 2014) - including wins for Best Television Movie and Best Male Lead for Michael Shanks
Saturday March 21, 2020 at 7 PM
The life of a professional hockey player was not always a glamorous one. For legendary goaltender Terry Sawchuk, each save means one more gash to his unmasked face and one more drink to numb the pain. Even with a wife and seven children at home, he is haunted by the void left from his childhood which he tried to fill with cheering crowds. Sawchuk traveled across the country racking up 103 shutouts and 400 stitches to his face, proving that this is a man who lives, breathes, and dies a goalie.
Starring Mark O'Brien
Nominated for 5 Canadian Screen Awards 2020 including Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Mark O'Brien
Written & directed by Adriana Maggs who has also written for Little Dog, Caught, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Rookie Blue, ...and more
Saturday March 21, 2020 at 9 PM
Three men, three different paths, caught in conflict but brought together to save lives: a highly skilled sniper who can’t think of his targets as human; an intelligence officer who has never killed while on duty; and a legendary Afghan warrior who left war behind but gets pulled back to battle.
Written, directed by, and starring Paul Gross
5 wins & 12 nominations (2016: ACTRA Awards, Canadian Film Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, Directors Guild of Canada) - including wins for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, Sound, and Visual Effects
It was shown in the Gala Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
Saturday March 28, 2020 at 7 PM
The Right Kind of Wrong
In this comedy, Leo Palamino (Ryan Kwanten), a failed writer-dishwasher made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called ‘Why You Suck’, written by his ex-wife. He meets Colette, the girl of his dreams on the day is marrying the perfect man. And so the ultimate underdog love story begins in which Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show Colette and the whole world all that is right with a man famous for being wrong.
Cast includes Canadian favourite Catherine O’Hara (Schitt's Creek)
Based on the 1987 novel Sex and Sunsets by Tim Sandin
Premiered at the Gala Presentation Section of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Saturday March 28, 2020 at 9:30 PM
This 2016 biographical sports drama is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, an African American athlete who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Trust onto the world stage, he faced off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. This enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance and friendship is an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
8 nominations, 4 wins at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Actor (Stephan James)
5 Prix Iris nominations (Best Art Direction, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume, Best Hairdressing)
Saturday April 4th, 2020 at 7 PM
Across the Line
Directed by Director X, Across the Line is set in North Preston, Nova Scotia where Mattie (Stephan James), a hockey player, is being considered for a professional career. His dreams of going pro are threatened by growing racial strife at his school while his brother Cater (Shamier Anderson) is involved in criminal activity.
Young, diverse cast
Unique perspective on a favourite Canadian pastime
Winner of Best Atlantic Feature 2015 (AFF)
Saturday April 4th, 2020 at 9:30 PM
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Disillusioned with the tedium of his existence, psychiatrist Hector (Simon Pegg) confesses to his girlfriend (Rosamund Pike) that he feels he is a fraud for dispensing recommendations to patients who never seem to improve or get any happier. He considers breaking out of his lackluster routine. Summoning up some courage, Hector gives his starved curiosity free rein and embarks on an international quest to find the right formula to bring him joy and vitality. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.
2 wins & 6 nominations (2015: Canadian Screen Awards, Leo Awards, Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival, and 2014 Golden Trailer Awards - including a win for Best Director for Peter Chelsom
Based on François Lelord's novel of the same name
Also stars Toni Collette,Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer
Saturday April 11th, 2020 at 7 PM
Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she'd rather go to Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who tell her stories that force her to confront her past: the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself. The film is about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It's about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.
Ming is voiced by Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy, Sideways)
Ellen Page (Inception, JUNO) voices Kelly
2016 Best BC Film Award and Best Canadian Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival
Saturday April 11th, 2020 at 9 PM
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