Canada Now: Best New Films From Canada 2017 @ IFC Center in NY

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Telefilm Canada to present the sophomore tour of the Canadian film series: CANADA NOW: BEST NEW FILMS FROM CANADA 2017.

Sundance 2017 Award-winner RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD kicks off the U.S. series @ New York’s IFC Center

CANADA NOW set to screen in NY from Thurs, April 6 – Sun, April 9 @ the IFC Center.

CANADA NOW: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA at the IFC Center is presented in partnership w/ the Consulate General of Canada in NY.

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From the recent numerous international successes of Canadian directors such as Xavier Dolan (Mommy, It’s Only the End of the World), Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, and the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel), Philippe Falardeau (The Bleeder, The Good Lie) and Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, Demolition), you might be thinking that there must be something special in that cool drinking water north of the 49th parallel. As this year’s selection of impressive new Canadian films reveals, you would not be wrong.

Get ready to travel across the daring and dramatic contemporary Canadian cinematic landscape. Have a look at what’s now and what’s next in those cinematic lights in the northern North American skies.

And yes, there will be hockey.

“Celebrating in 2017 the 150th anniversary of Confederation across Canada, as well as Telefilm Canada’s 50th, is an opportunity to spotlight what makes Canada, and its cinema, so special—its rich diversity,” said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm’s Executive Director. “And this year’s Canada Now touring series speaks to this diversity, with works from talented women and Indigenous filmmakers. In addition, there are titles from both emerging talent as well as accomplished veteran directors such as Bruce McDonald, Nettie Wild and Xavier Dolan. Get ready to be transported from the Arctic Circle to western Asia, and from downtown Montreal to small town Nova Scotia.”

All NY screenings will screen at the IFC Center (323 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10014).

SPECIAL SCREENINGS – New York and Los Angeles only

IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (NY and LA only)
Canada/France 2016 | 99 minutes
Director: Xavier Dolan

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD (NY only; RUMBLE will have its theatrical run at Film Forum)
Canada 2017 | 97 minutes
Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana.
With Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler, Iggy Pop, Stevie Salas + many more.

Films in CANADA NOW touring film series 2017:

HELLO DESTROYER
Canada 2016 | 110 minutes
Director: Kevan Funk

KONELINE: OUR LAND BEAUTIFUL
Canada 2016 | 96 minutes
Director: Nettie Wild

MALIGLUTIT (SEARCHERS)
Canada 2016 | 94 minutes
Director: Zacharias Kunuk

NELLY
Canada 2016 | 101 minutes
Director: Anne Émond

WEIRDOS
Canada 2016 | 89 minutes
Director: Bruce McDonald

WINDOW HORSES (THE POETIC PERSIAN EPIPHANY OF ROSIE MING)
Canada 2016 | 88 minutes
Director: Ann Marie Fleming

Please visit Telefilm Website for more info.

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