April 21st is National Canadian Film Day!

April 21st is National Canadian Film Day! The Wawasayg Film & Media Arts Festival is a proud partner of National Canadian Film Day and as this year’s Wawasayg festival is entirely online we asked each of our 4 programmers to select a film to share as part of the NCFD celebration. The films we have chosen are; The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, James vs. His Future Self, Strange Brew & Anvil: The Story of Anvil. Each of our programmers have written a short reason why they selected their film. We hope you enjoy the watch and take care of yourself. Getting your free ticket to watch these films is easy. Just go to the National Canadian Film Day website and sign up to get free tickets: https://canadianfilmday.ca/wawasayg-festival/

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open
2019 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 45m
Directors: Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn
After a chance encounter on a busy street, a woman decides to bring a pregnant domestic abuse victim home and encourages her to seek help to navigate the aftermath of the traumatic event. Read why Cole says you should watch this film.

Anvil: The Story of Anvil
2008 ‧ Documentary/Rockumentary ‧ 1h 30m
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Canadian heavy-metal band Anvil delivered a highly influential 1982 album that would inspire the likes of Anthrax and Metallica, and then dropped off the map to begin what would become decades of toiling in obscurity. Read why Jacob says you should watch this film.

James vs. His Future Self
2019 ‧ Sci-fi/Comedy ‧ 1h 34m
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
A brilliant scientist on the brink of inventing time-travel is halted when his unhinged future self begins to demand that he stops. Read why Tara says you should watch this film.
Strange Brew
1983 ‧ Comedy/Satire ‧ 1h 30m
Directors: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
Bob and Doug Mackenzie are two brothers who help Pam to regain the control of her recently deceased father’s brewery from an evil and conniving relative. Read why Clayton says you should watch this film.