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Norman Jewison (Life & Times) film image; man looking through filming camera lens

National Canadian Film Day

April 17

Image: Norman Jewison (Life & Times) at VIFF Centre

Join us on Wednesday, April 17 to celebrate Canadian cinema with free screenings at the VIFF Centre!

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Double Happiness

A very young and personable Sandra Oh is Jade, an aspiring actress who makes light of her far-more traditional Hong Kong-emigre parents, but who finds expectations of her harder to reconcile than she might like to admit. Writer-director Mina Shum Q&A. Free event.

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Norman Jewison (Life & Times)

As a tribute to Norman Jewison, who passed away in January, aged 97, we've unearthed a profile of the versatile director of In the Heat of the Night; Fiddler on the Roof; Moonstruck; and The Hurricane, talking about his life and career. Free event.

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Goin' Down the Road

Donald Shebib's debut feature is a landmark in English-Canadian filmmaking, a naturalistic working class drama that captures its time and place, but which still holds relevance for audiences some 50 years later. Sadly, Don Shebib passed away in November. Free event.

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