It’s National Canadian Film Day, which means we’re finally about to reach the end of the ad cycle for National Canadian Film Day.
Oh, okay, that Sandra Oh spot was pretty good. And Don McKellar directed it!
Anyway, if you have a couple of hours to spare you should go see something. There are 1700 events across the country, and if you’re in Toronto there’s some especially good stuff: Don is introducing his lovely apocalypse dramedy Last Night at the Revue Cinema at 6:30 pm, Joey Klein’s moving two-hander The Other Half plays at the Scotiabank at 7 pm with a post-screening panel with Joey and some special guests (advance tickets are sold out, but there will be a rush line), and I’ll be at The Royal for a 20th anniversary screening of Vincenzo Natali’s Cube at 8 pm.
Or you can just stay home and watch your Blu-rays of Shivers, Rabid , Dead Ringers and/or Ginger Snaps. Which you imported from the US or the UK, since their Canadian rights-holders can’t be arsed to release them in HD …