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French Exit

Azazel Jacobs
2021 Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom

Frances, an aging Manhattan socialite, takes what’s left of her dead husband’s fortune and moves to Paris with her son — oh, and a cat who may or may not be the embodiment of her late partner. A surreal and melancholy-tinged comedy based on the novel by Patrick deWitt.

Available on Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Redbox, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Google Play Movies, YouTube

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Canuck Comedy

Being Canadian

Robert Cohen
2015 Canada

This honest and hilarious documentary follows the filmmaker’s attempts to answer the fundamental question: What does it actually mean to be Canadian? Featuring interviews with Seth Rogan, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, and many more famous Canadians, the film sets out to prove that Canada is more than maple syrup and Mounties.

Available on Hoopla, fuboTV, IMDB TV Amazon Channel, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Crackle, Tubi TV, Popcornflix, Pluto TV, FILMRISE, Plex

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English movie from 2019: From the Vine

From the Vine

Sean Cisterna
2019 Italy, Canada
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Summer Drive-in at Home!

The Legend of Sarila

Nancy Florence Savard
2013 Canada

When an evil shaman curses his own village, youths Markussi, Apic, and Poutulik must leave in search of the legendary land of Sarila, said to contain a bounty of sustenance, according to the clan’s wise woman. Along the way, the three youths' relationships to their tribe, each other, and themselves are tested.

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English movie from 2016: Ballerina

Ballerina

Eric Summer
2016 France, Canada
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Indigenous Voices

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana
2017 Canada

An exposé of the profound impact that Native Americans had on the trajectory of American musical history, as told by some of America’s greatest rock legends, including George Clinton, Taj Mahal, Slash, Jackson Browne, Taboo, Buddy Guy, Quincy Jones, Derek Trucks, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler and Stevie Van Zandt).

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Canada @ Cannes

Wild Flowers

Jean Pierre Lefebvre
1982 Canada

In this searingly honest drama that was Canada’s submission to the Best International Feature category of the 1982 Academy Awards, three generations of family struggle to be open with each other during a week of summer vacation at their country cottage. Underlying the generational struggle is a plea for tolerance.

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Classic

Scanners

David Cronenberg
1981 Canada

Darryl Revok, the head of an underground movement for world domination, is the most powerful of all the scanners, a group of psychics with tremendous power, enough to control minds and inflict excruciating pain. However, a lone doctor finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause -- to destroy the movement.

Available on Criterion Channel, HBO Max, Apple iTunes, Amazon Video

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NFB Gems

The Railrodder

Buster Keaton, Gerald Potterton
1965 Canada

In one of the last films of the pioneering comedian’s career, Buster Keaton stars as an elderly Englishman who swims across the Atlantic Ocean in order to tour Canada. The film follows the classically deadpan Keaton as he travels along the Canadian Railway on a railway motorcar performing daring stunts reminiscent of his younger days.

Available on Fandor Amazon Channel, IMDB TV Amazon Channel, Filmzie

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NFB Animated Classics

Blackfly

Christopher Hinton
1991 Canada

This Oscar-nominated short film is a breakneck romp based on Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth’s song of the same name. A young surveyor, new to Ontario, encounters the province's blackflies for the first time. Over and over again, he battles the infuriating, bloodthirsty bugs.

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