April 18th, 2018


Auditorium, Stratford Public Library

19 St. Andrew St

Free screenings of 3 amazing Canadian films on April 18th!

10am  Maudie – Director: Aisling Walsh Year: 2016 Run Time: 115min.     Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s best known and most loved folk artists.  A touching and inspiring story about following one’s dreams in spite of life’s obstacles, Maudie is an absolute charmer.  Winner of 18 national and international film awards.

1pm The Breadwinner: Director: Nora Twomey Year: 2017 Run Time: 94min. Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get a job and help to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger.The Breadwinner is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.  The Breadwinner has been nominated for 38 international awards, including six Canadian Screen Awards and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

7pm  Long Time Running – Director: Scot McFadyen, Jennifer Baichwal Year: 2017 Run Time: 97min.   Long Time Running chronicles the emotional and epic 2016 tour that The Tragically Hip embarked on after iconic frontman Gord Downie announced that he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Intimate moments, behind-the-scenes and on-stage footage, personal interviews with the band and close friends reveal the heart-breaking final performances of that now-legendary final tour.

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