Easter Monday News (with Vintage Video)

A Hollywood film about a high school lacrosse team in Nunavut? It’s happening this month in Iqaluit as production begins on The Grizzlies, report CBC’s Liam Britten and Bob Keating. The film, produced by Miranda de Pencier, tells the true story of Russ Shepherd, a teacher from BC whose lacrosse program transformed life for the youth of the small community of Kugluktuk.

Showings of the short film The Liberation of Holland at the Stratford Perth Museum have sold out three times in a row, including the upcoming final one this Wednesday, writes Mike Beitz in The Beacon Herald.  If you’ve seen “Thank you Canada” signs among the tulips in a park near you, this film tells why the people of the Netherlands are still thanking Canadians for help given in 1945.

And here in its entirety is one of the earliest Canadian colour films in existence. Though it begins with two women heading into the woods at night, it’s not a horror movie — it’s a home movie chronicling summer fun at the cottage. Film historian Louis Pelletier bought the film at a flea market and dates it to about 1929. CBC’s Julia Caron has the story.


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