There must be more that 150 ways to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, but here is one to write on your calendar for next week. Reel Canada opened their vaults of movies featuring Canadian actors, locations and directors for a nation-wide tribute to our film industry. Central Library will be offering two family-friendly classics on Wednesday, April 19, in our Ouellette Avenue lobby. Free for any to attend.
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. (1985)
On turn-of-the-20th-century Prince Edward Island, siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to take in an orphaned boy to help them on their farm. Instead, they get freckle-faced, red-haired Anne Shirley. The stubborn and outspoken 11-year-old girl’s fiery spirit and imagination are sure to turn life upside down on the peaceful island, and add a lot of love into the Cuthberts’ lives.
Cast: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Jonathan Crombie.
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. THE WHALE (2011)
This touching documentary, narrated by Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a young killer whale, Luna, who gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, Luna endears himself to the community with his determination to make contact, leading to many unexpected consequences.
5:15 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (repeat showing)