Strange Canada 2017

Ever wonder what makes a film feel Canadian? Is there something in the water or does the winter make us odd? Join Strange Canada as we explore the weirder side of Canadian film. The series will delve into the psyche of our national cinema and pull some diamonds from the coal. Documenting 5 decades and diverse directors from across this nation, Strange Canada will expose you to some of the best and strangest homegrown entertainment around.

Curated by Maggie Hardy and Allan Mulholland

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Strange Canada: The Silent Partner

  • Dec 21 (2017) @ 7pm

A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

Strange Canada: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

  • Oct 26 (2017) @ 7pm

This version of the perennially popular story stars Johnny W. Chang as the titular Count and shifts the focus of the story to xenophobia. Full of the silent era flair that Maddin excels at, Dracula seems like a film forgotten by time.

Strange Canada: Exotica

  • Aug 31 (2017) @ 7pm

The only rule at Exotica is no touching.  At a strip club in Toronto, men watch as Christina dances in her school uniform while the emcee describes dark fantasies. 

Strange Canada: Hobo with a Shotgun

  • Jun 22 (2017) @ 7pm

A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

Strange Canada: Cheech

  • Apr 27 (2017) @ 7pm

A rarely screened gem of Quebec cinema, Cheech is an intersection in the lives of several depressed people experiencing the worst day of their lives. And every choice they make in their quest for happiness just makes things worse.

Strange Canada: Scanners

  • Feb 11 (2017) @ 7pm

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

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