OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Library and Archives Canada, in collaboration with the Canada on Screen program and producing partners TIFF, the Cinémathèque québécoise and The Cinematheque in Vancouver, is hosting a free screening of Back to God's Country.
Written by and starring Canada's first female filmmaker, Nell Shipman, this 1919 motion picture is Canada's oldest and most successful silent film.
As an added bonus, composer and pianist Gabriel Thibaudeau will perform the original 35 mm film score live.
This feature film is the third in a series of free Canadian cinematic screenings at Library and Archives Canada in 2017.
Date: October 17, 2017
Location: Library and Archives Canada, Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The movie begins at 7:00 p.m.
About Back to God's Country:
About Canada on Screen
In recognition of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, throughout 2017 the Canada on Screen program will showcase moving image installations, special events and guests, an extensive online catalogue, and screenings across the country. The chosen works are based on a list of 150 essential moving-image works from Canada's history, and compiled through a national poll of industry professionals. The program is a co-production of TIFF, Library and Archives Canada, the Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver, and is made possible by TIFF's presenting partners, the Government of Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and supporting partner Telefilm Canada.
SOURCE Library and Archives Canada
For further information: Media Relations, Library and Archives Canada, 819-994-4589, BAC.Media.LAC@canada.ca