TORONTO, April 17, 2017 – Bell Media’s Premium Pay TV networks The Movie Network, TMN Encore, Super Écran, and Cinépop are proudly waving the flag for the fourth annual National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) on Wednesday, April 19 with a multi-platform Canadian film lineup curated for patriotic movie lovers. Bell Media is a proud sponsor of National Canadian Film Day.
English-language Pay TV networks The Movie Network and TMN Encore are toasting NCFD 150 with a lineup that includes: Room (9 p.m. ET on TMN), which cleaned up at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, earning eight awards including Best Motion Picture, Best Direction (Lenny Abrahamson), Actor in a Leading Role (Jacob Tremblay), Actress in a Leading Role (Brie Larson), and Actress in a Supporting Role (Joan Allen); The Sweet Hereafter (12 noon ET on TMN Encore), Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s masterpiece, starring Ian Holm and Sarah Polley, which won the prestigious Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival; and Away From Her (9 p.m. ET, TMN Encore), Sarah Polley’s acclaimed adaptation of national treasure Alice Munro’s short story, starring Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent. All titles airing on NCFD 150 are also streaming to subscribers on TMN GO in a “Canadian Film Celebration” collection.
French-language Pay TV networks Super Écran and Cinépop’s lineup for NCFD 150 includes La Guerre des tuques animée (12:40 p.m. ET on Super Écran) an animated version of André Melançon’s classic movie, which took home two Prix du cinéma québécois awards; Maurice Richard (2:50 p.m. ET on Cinépop), a movie about Québec’s most famous hockey player of all time, a family man with a passion for his sport; and Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre; (8:45 a.m. ET on Super Écran), which won three Prix du cinéma québécois awards, about a small-time MP whose vote will determine if Canada goes to war.
“Bell Media is proud to support National Canadian Film Day 150, a fantastic showcase for Canadian stories and Canadian storytellers,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Bell Media backs Canadian film year-round, through various levels of support, from story optioning, script development, and pre-licensing, to equity investment, acquisition, and promotion. As we join in the sesquicentennial celebrations happening from coast-to-coast-to-coast, we applaud the efforts of REEL CANADA to shine a spotlight on the importance of Canadian film, and look forward to joining the audience on April 19.”
“Thanks to Bell Media, Canadian Pay TV subscribers can join in celebrating Canada’s birthday by watching a great Canadian film,” says Jack Blum, Executive Director, REEL CANADA.
Presented by REEL CANADA, NCFD 150 is billed as “The World’s Largest Film Festival. EVER,” commensurate with the scale of national celebrations tied to the150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. Now in its fourth year, National Canadian Film Day is a day-long celebration of Canadian film through screenings, events, panel discussions, and conversations (both on and offline) across the country.
Below is The Movie Network, TMN Encore, Super Écran, and Cinépop’s NCFD 150 broadcast schedule for April 19.
The Movie Network:
5:05 p.m. ET – Life
7:00 p.m. ET – Brooklyn
9:00 p.m. ET – Room
11:00 p.m. ET – Regression
6:45 a.m. ET – Barbarian Invasions
8:25 a.m. ET – Snow Cake
10:20 a.m. ET – Intern Academy
12:00 p.m. ET – The Sweet Hereafter
2:00 p.m. ET – The Stone Angel
4:00 p.m. ET – Marion Bridge
5:35 p.m. ET – Cooking with Stella
7:20 p.m. ET – A Touch of Grey
9:00 p.m. ET – Away from Her
10:50 p.m. ET – Porky’s
12:30 p.m. ET – Sunshine
Super Écran :
7:00 a.m. ET – Dans la forêt
8:45 a.m. ET – Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre
10:40 a.m. ET – Room : Le monde de Jack
12:40 p.m. ET – La Guerre des tuques animée
2:10 p.m. ET – Hyena Road : Le chemin du combat
4:15 p.m. ET – Corbo
6:20 p.m. ET – Souviens-toi
10:30 a.m. ET – La Bataille de Passchendaele
2:50 p.m. ET – Maurice Richard
4 :55 p.m. ET – Quatre gars et un balai
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