OTTAWA, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General announces today that two Canadian feature films, Being Canadian and Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre, will be shown on June 29 and 30, as part of Rideau Hall Movie Nights. The films are being presented free of charge courtesy of leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Séville.
On June 29, Being Canadian will be shown in English with French subtitles. This humorous documentary is directed and written by Robert Cohen and explores what it means to be Canadian. The film features interviews with famous Canadians such as, Mike Myers, Seth Rogen, Michael J. Fox, Alanis Morissette, William Shatner, Eugene Levy and many more, in the hopes of answering this important question. The film is produced by Ottawa natives, The Sibs (Colin Keith Gray and Megan Raney Aarons). It is executive produced by Michael Souther and Teza Lawrence through their Toronto based company, Amaze Film + Television, in association with GRAiNEY PICTURES.
On June 30, Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre will be shown in French with English subtitles. This production is written and directed by Philippe Falardeau, and stars Patrick Huard. This political satire tells the story of an independent member of Parliament from northern Quebec who finds himself in the position of holding the tie-breaking vote on whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East. Produced by Quebec's micro_scope (Kim McCraw and Luc Déry), the film won for Best Supporting Actor (Irdens Exantus), Best Original Score and Best Editing at the 18th Quebec Cinema Awards.
The films were selected by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General in consultation with Canadian film industry partners, in order to best showcase Canadian feature films in Canada's Capital Region. More details about the event will be announced at a later date.
About Rideau Hall Movie Nights
Hosted by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Rideau Hall Movie Nights feature English- and French-Canadian films, screened on alternate nights, on the grounds of Rideau Hall. Members of the public are invited to bring their blankets, settle in with some free popcorn and watch these films under the stars.
The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is partnering with Canadian organizations who are committed to promoting Canada's cultural vitality: Air Canada; Association québécoise de la production médiatique; Bell Media; Canada Media Fund; Canadian Film Institute; Canadian Media Producers Association; Cineplex Entertainment; Deluxe; Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Séville; Eye on Canada; the National Capital Commission; and Telefilm Canada.
Learn more about Rideau Hall Movie Nights online at www.rideauhallmovienights.ca. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #GGMovie.
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SOURCE Governor General of Canada
For further information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-9324, [email protected]