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           Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Preston and his dog Yukon King, from the 1955-58 color television series            filmmakers of Canada

actors & others of Canada

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selected radio, movies & TV
of Canada


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NOTE to French-speaking citizens of Canada: This page is constructed in English only,
since the builder is a citizen of the United States, and English is the only language
that he speaks fluently, or even can pronounce properly. No offense intended.

Books  on  Canadian  Cinema

Movie Years / Trenton, Ontario book by Peggy Dymond Leavey  "Movie Years: A Nostalgic Remembrance of Canada's Film-Making Capital, Trenton, Ontario, 1917-1934" [1989]
by Peggy Dymond Leavey

Mika Publng Co. pb [11/89] out of print/used
Canadians In Early Hollywood book by Charles Foster  "Stardust and Shadows: Canadians In Early Hollywood" [2000]
by Charles Foster

The stories of eighteen Canadians who were celebrities during Hollywood’s formative years: Al & Charles Christie, Joe & Sam De Grasse, Marie Dressler, Allan Dwan, May Irwin, Florence La Badie, Florence Lawrence, Del Lord, Louis B. Mayer, Sidney Olcott, Jack Pickford, Mary Pickford, Marie Prevost, Mack Sennett, Douglas Shearer & Norma Shearer
Dundurn Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2000] for $15.59
Guide to the Cinema/s of Canada  
"Guide To The Cinema(s) of Canada" [2001]
Edited by Peter Harry Rist

Greenwood Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [7/2001] for $107.95 [sic]
Canadian National Cinema  "Canadian National Cinema" [2002]
by Christopher E. Gittings

Routledge 9¼x6¼ pb [1/2002] for $30.95
Routledge 9¾x6 hardcover [1/2002] for $125.00 [sic]
North of Everything / English-Canadian Cinema  "North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980" [2002]
Edited by William Beard & Jerry White

Univ Alberta Press 10x6¾ pb [6/2002] for $49.95
Univ Alberta Press 10x5¾ hardcover [6/2002] for $75.00
100 Years of Canadian Cinema  "One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema" [2004]
by George Melnyk

Univ Toronto Press 9x6 pb [9/2004] for $35.00
Univ Toronto Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2004] for $70.00
Cinema of Canada  "The Cinema of Canada (24 Frames Series)" [2006]
Edited by Jerry White

Wallflower Press 9x7¾ pb [6/2006] for $25.00
Wallflower Press 9¾x8 hardcover [6/2006] for $75.00
Toronto on Film book by Geoff Pevere  "Toronto on Film" [2007] by Geoff Pevere
contributors include Piers Handing (of Toronto's International Film Festival), Matthew Hays, Wyndham Wise, Brenda Longfellow, Steve Gravestock & Justin D. Edwards (of Toronto's International Film Festival)
Indiana Univ Press 8x5¾ pb [2/2007] for $14.00
Canadian Animation book by Chris Robinson  "Canadian Animation: Looking For A Place To Happen" [2008]
by Chris Robinson

Indiana Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/2008] for $27.95

see also Magic Lantern's Animation Pages

Books on Foreign Cinema   •   Books on Asian Cinema   •   Books on Chinese Cinema
Books on French Cinema   •   Books on German Cinema
Books on Cinema of India   •   Books on Italian Cinema   •   Books on Japanese Cinema
Books on Mexican Cinema   •   Books on Russian Cinema   •   Books on Cinema of Spain

Filmmakers  of  Canada

Foreign Filmmakers   •   Filmmakers of Asia   •   Filmmakers of France
Filmmakers of China   •   Filmmakers of Germany   •   Filmmakers of India   •   Filmmakers of Italy
Filmmakers of Japan   •   Filmmakers of Mexico   •   Filmmakers of Russia   •   Filmmakers of Spain

NOTE: Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Language Film are not attributed
by A.M.P.A.S. or IMDb to the director or producer, but to the country of origin.

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Denys  Arcand  [Canada/Quebec]
IMDb listingWikipedia

Denys Arcand bio page at Canadian Film Encyclopedia

    impressionist animator  
Frédéric Back  [b. 1924]

credits at IMDbWikipedia

Canadian writer-director Anne Émond
credits at IMDbWikipedia

Atom Egoyan
IMDb listingofficial websiteWikipedia

Claude Jutra  [1930-86]
IMDb listingWikipedia

Allan King  [1930-2009]
IMDb listingproduction companyWikipedia

actor-director-writer  Robert  Lepage  [Canada/Quebec]
IMDb listingofficial websiteWikipedia

Ex Machina Theatre Company in Quebec City
La Caserne Dalhousie in Quebec City

director-producer  Ivan Reitman
Born in Slovakia in 1947, emigrated to Canada in 1950; he directed many film and TV projects in Toronto from 1970,
and is still active there; he moved his family to Hollywood in the 1980s.

Actors & Others of Canada

Foreign Actors   •   Actors of Asia   •   Actors of China   •   Actors of France
Actors of Germany   •   Actors of India   •   Actors of Italy   •   Actors of Japan
Actors of Mexico   •   Actors of Russia   •   Actors of Spain

There are many fine actresses & actors of Canada; however, the more successful ones attained that success
in Hollywood or New York, or in Europe. Such actors include Dan Aykroyd, John Candy [1950-94], Jim Carrey, Michael J. Fox,
Lorne Greene [1915-87], Margo Kidder, Mike Myers, Mary Pickford [1892-1979] & her brother Jack Pickford [1895-1933],
Keanu Reeves, Mack Sennett [1880-1960], Norma Shearer [1902-83], and Martin Short

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Genevieve Bujold

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Art Linkletter [1912-2010]
born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada; USA network radio & TV host in the 1940s & 1950s & 1960s

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Amy Matysio
stage & film actress, award-winning improv comedian, and stunt person - lately based in Toronto
official websitecredits at IMDb
member of General Fools Improv Theatre Company [est. 1997] in Regina, Saskatchewan
regular performer at Vancouver Theatre Sports League [est. 1980] in Vancouver, BC

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Heather Menzies-Urich [1949-2017]
born in Toronto; best-known as Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 movie "The Sound of Music"
official websitecredits [1964-2010] at IMDbWikipedia

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actress Madeleine Sherwood [1922-2016]
browse DVDsmovie credits [1953-2006]Broadway credits [1952-71]Wikipedia
on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist in the 1940s & 1950s

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Hollywood actor-filmmaker Mike Myers
born in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario; he is most famous for the characters Wayne Campbell and Austin Powers, and as the voice of Shrek
IMDb listingWikipedia

'Canada' bestseller book by Mike Myers  "Canada" bestseller [2016] by Mike Myers
His passport is British, but his heart remains in Canada, where he was born & raised; book is described as a 'funny and thoughtful analysis of what makes Canada Canada, Canadians Canadians, and what being Canadian has always meant to him'.
Kindle Edition from Doubleday Canada/Random House [10/2016] for $12.99
Doubleday Canada 9¼x7¼ hardcover [10/2016] for $29.09
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Disney teen actor Kevin Zegers
born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in 1984 • movie credits at IMDb

Selected  Radio,  Movies & TV  of  Canada
{ in chronological order }

Canada's films have received 1 Best Foreign Language Oscar® win,
among six Best Foreign Film nominations (2016).
list of Canada's submissions for Oscar consideration

Selected movies of:  Asia   •   China   •   France   •   Germany   •   India
Italy   •   Japan   •   Mexico   •   Russia   •   Spain

Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites From The National Film Board of Canada on DVD  "Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites From The National Film Board of Canada" [2001]
Nine animated shorts, including Norman McLaren's "Begone Dull Care" [1949] & Oscar-nominated "Pas de Deux"
[1968]; Jacques Drouin's "Mindscape" [1976]; John Weldon's "Log Driver's Waltz" [1979]; Cordell Barker's Oscar-nominated "The Cat Came Back" [1988]; Richard Condie's "Getting Started" [1979]; Sheldon Cohen's BAFTA-winner "The Sweater" [1980]; Caroline Leaf's Oscar-nominated "The Street" [1976]; and Marc Aubry & Michel Hébert's "Anniversary" [1989]

Image Ent. b&w/color DVD [4/2001] for $22.49

Animation Express from The National Film Board of Canada  "Animation Express" Collxn, 2004-2009 [2010]
Image Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2010] 39 films for $24.99
Image Ent. widescreen color DVD [6/2010] 26 films on 2 disks for $26.99
contains 26 animated films (13 more on the Blu-ray); all are from The National Film Board of Canada: "Come Again In Spring" [2007], "Drux Flux"
[2008], "Engine 371" [2007], "Forming Game" [2008], "Flutter" [2006], "Ha'Aki" [2008], "Here and There" [2006], "How People Got Fire" [2008], "Hungu" [2008], "Invasion of The Space Lobsters" [2005], "Land of The Heads" [2009], Oscar-nominated "Madame Tutti-Putli" [2007], "The Man Who Slept (L'Homme Qui Dort)" [2009], "The Necktie (Le Noeud Cravate)" [2008], "Paradise" [2007], "Rains (L'Ondée)" [2008], "Retouches" [2008], "Robes of War (Robe de Guerre)" [2009], "Rosa Rosa" [2008], "Runaway" [2009], "Sainte Barbe" [2007], "Sleeping Betty" [2007], "Spare Change"
[2008], "The Spine" [2009], "Subservience" [2007], and "Vive la Rose" [2009]; 13 additional shorts on the Blu-ray disk including two Oscar© winners: "At Home With Mrs. Hen" [2006], "Cot Cot" [2007], Genie- & Oscar-winning "The Danish Poet" [2006], "Nightmare At School" [2007], "Peggie Baker Four Phrases" [2009], "Pimp My Boat (Pimp ma botte)" [2005], "The Real Place" [2009], "Roots" [undated], Oscar-winning "Ryan" [2004], "Stationery" [2005], "Terra" [2005], "The True Story of Sawney Beane" [2005], and "Uncle Bob's Hospital Visit" [2008]

"Nanook of The North" silent feature  [Pathé June 1922]
Written & directed by Robert J. Flaherty
full credits from IMDb • listed on National Film Registry (1989)

"North of Hudson Bay" silent feature  [Fox Nov 1923]
A cowboy arrives in Canada's Northern Territories to find that his brother has been killed and the partner in a gold mine falsely convicted for the murder.
Directed by John Ford; written by Jules Furthman; starring Tom Mix, Kathleen Key, Jennie Lee, Frank Campeau, Eugene Pallette, Will Walling, Frank Leigh
& Fred Kohler • video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"Jaws of Justice"  [Principal Pictures Corp. Dec 1933]
yellow poster for 1933 'Jaws of Justice'  Filmed at Lake Tahoe, California; an old prospector finds his long-sought treasure but then is murdered; Mountie Sergeant Kincaid and the miner's daughter's dog discover a cryptic map, which solves the case; upon discovery, the villain decides to blow up the dam above the town to cover his escape . . .
Co-produced by Spencer Gordon Bennet, Jack King & Sol Lesser; directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet; written by Joseph Anthony Roach; starring Jack Perrin, Robert Walker, Ruth Sullivan, Lafe McKee, Lightnin' Teddy, Gene Toler, Kazan the Wonder Dog & Starlight the Horse
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [6/2010] for $5.72
full credits at IMDb

"Challenge of The Yukon" aka "Sergeant Preston of The Yukon"
radio program [Feb 1938 - June 1955]
"Challenge of The Yukon" was a radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (home of "The Lone Ranger" and "The Green Hornet"); the program debuted in a 15-minute format on 3 February 1938; the local program ended 28 May 1947. Quaker Oats signed on as sponsor, and a half-hour A.B.C. radio network program began 12 June 1947, ending 30 December 1949. The program moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System on 2 January 1950; the title was changed to "Sergeant Preston of The Yukon" in November 1951; the radio series ended on 9 June 1955.
"Challenge of The Yukon" entry at Wikipedia

"Sergeant Preston of The Yukon"
CBS-TV series [Sept 1955 - Sept 1958]
Sergeant Preston of The Yukon TV series (season 1)  78-episode color network television series about Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant William Preston – with his dog Yukon King and his horse Rex – tracking crooks thru the often snow-bound north country of Canada; location filming at Big Bear Lake, east of Los Angeles, California and at Ashcroft, Colorado
Series written & supervised by George W. Trendle & Fran Striker; narrated by Vic Perrin & Gayne Whitman; starring Richard 'Dick' Simmons [1913-2003]
full credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
Season 1: Falcon Picture Group color DVD [3/2009] 33 episodes on 5 disks for $22.99
Season 2: Falcon Picture Group color DVD [6/2009] 23 episodes on 4 disks for $24.99
Season 3: Critic's Choice color DVD [3/2008] 22 episodes on 4 disks - out of prodn/scarce
ten-episode collection packaged in a tin can [2006]
Timeless Media Group color DVD [6/2009] 10 episodes on 2 disks for $7.49

"Belle of The Yukon" musical feature [1944]
Starring Randolph Scott & Dinah Shore

"The Royal Mounted Rides Again" 13-chapter serial
[Universal Pictures Oct 1945]
The Royal Mounted Rides Again 13-chapter serial  Filmed in Big Bear Valley, California; when a mill owner is found murdered, suspicion falls on a mine owner, whose son is a Canadian Mountie. Chapter Titles: 1. Canaska Gold; 2. The Avalanche Trap; 3. River On Fire; 4. Skyline Target; 5. Murder Toboggan; 6. Ore Car Accident; 7. Buckboard Runaway; 8. Thundering Water; 9. Dead Men For Decoys; 10. Derringer Death; 11. Bight Trail Danger; 12. $20 Doubloons; and 13. Flaming Showdown • Directed by Lewis D. Collins & Ray Taylor; starring Bill Kennedy, Daun Kennedy, Milburn Stone, George Dolenz, Robert Armstrong, Tom Fadden, Paul E. Burns, Danny Morton & Addison Richards
V.C.I. Video b&w DVD [5/2007] new & used via third-party vendors
full credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipedia

"Northwest Trail" [Nov 1945] starring Bob Steele {as RCMP officer} /tt0037949/

"Canadian Pacific" [Fox May 1949]
Canadian Pacific Western feature film starring Randolph Scott  Filmed in Cinecolor; location filming in Alberta & British Columbia; a surveyor party for the Canadian Pacific Railroad battles fur trappers who oppose the building of the railroad and are stirring up an Indian rebellion. • Directed by Edwin L. Marin; written by Jack DeWitt & Kenneth Gamet; original music by Dimitri Tiomkin; starring Randolph Scott, Jane Wyatt, J. Carrol Naish, Victor Jory, Nancy Olson, Don Haggerty, Robert Barrat, Walter Sande, Grandon Rhodes, Mary Kent, John Parrish, John Hamilton, Dick Wessel, Howard Negley, George Chandler, Kermit Maynard, Norman Jewison & Chief Yowlachie
Kino Lorber Special Edition color Blu-ray [8/2016] for $16.18
Kino Lorber Special Edition color DVD [8/2016] for $11.23
Hollywood's Attic color DVD [undated] out of prodn/SOLD OUT!
GoZillaFlix color DVD [2010] out of prodn/used
Movies Unlimited color VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Saskatchewan" [Universal Pictures March 1954]
U.K. title "O'Rourke of The Royal Mounted"
Filmed at Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada in Technicolor™; directed by Raoul Walsh

"The Canadians" feature film [Associated Producers/Fox March 1961]
poster for 'The Canadians' 1961 Western feature film  Native Americans move north across the border seeking peace; Canada allows them to stay, but Indian fighters from the U.S. attack their camp; Canada forms the North-West Mounted Police to stop the fighting. Location filming in Saskatchewan, Canada; in CinemaScope™. • Written & directed by Burt Kennedy; starring Robert Ryan, John Dehner, Torin Thatcher, Burt Metcalfe, John Sutton, Jack Creley, Scott Peters, Richard Alden, Teresa Stratas & Michael Pate
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"Mon Oncle Antoine" box-office smash [Canada 1971] by Claude Jutra

"Kamouraska" [1973] by Claude Jutra with Genevieve Bujold

"Huckleberry Finn and His Friends" 26-episode TV series [Canada 1980] /tt0078627/

"Pandemonium" [United Artists 1982] /tt0084464/
starring Tommy Smothers as a Canadian Mountie & Paul Rubens as his sidekick

"Katts and Dog" {Canadian title} TV series [Canada 1988–93]
"Rin Tin Tin: K9 Cop" {USA title}
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
106 half-hour episodes produced by Herbert B. Leonard; starring Jesse Collins & Andrew Bednarski;
the dog in the Canadian original was 'Rudy', which was over-dubbed for America as 'Rinty'

Magic Lantern's animal star Rin-Tin-Tin [1918-1932] Page

"Narrow Margin" movie remake [Carolco Sept 1990]
Narrow Margin 1990 movie remake directed by Peter Hyams  A witness to a killing by a top Mafia boss goes into hiding; first the authorities find her, then the mob tries to rub her out. A deputy district attorney escorts her by train across Canada, with the bad guys hot on their heels. • Adapted & directed by Peter Hyams; starring Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B. Sikking, J.T. Walsh, M. Emmet Walsh, Susan Hogan, Nigel Bennett, J.A. Preston & Harris Yulin
Lions Gate widescreen color DVD [11/98] for $12.99
Live/Artisan color VHS [12/93] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

"Canadian Bacon" comedy feature film [Dog Eat Dog/Maverick Sept 1995]
co-produced, written & directed by Michael Moore, starring John Candy, Alan Alda, James Belushi & Rhea Perlman

"The Hardy Boys" TV series [Canada Sept-Dec 1995]
'The Hardy Boys' 1995 Canada TV series  13 half-hour episodes starring Paul Popowich {as Joe Hardy},
Colin K. Gray {as Frank Hardy}, with Fiona Highet
Nelvana color DVD [2007] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
bare credits at IMDb

"Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)" feature film
[Canada 4/2002, Lot 47 Films USA 6/2002]
/tt0285441/ $3,789,952; won Golden Camera at Cannes Film Festival, tied for Lino Brocka Award at Cinemanila, New Director's Award at Edinburgh, 6 Genie Awards of Canada, 2 awards at Ghent Film Festival, Audience Award at Newport, Festival Award at San Diego, Luminaria Award at Santa Fe, Best Canadian Feature Film Award at Toronto International Film Festival

"Train 48" TV soap opera [Canada 2003-2005]
Train 48 Canadian TV evening soap opera  Half-hour Canadian TV evening soap opera of 318 episodes; filmed by Global TV Network same day as broadcast (thus often topical) on a mockup of a GO Transit bi-level coach (the finale included a scene where the cast stepped out of the train onto the platform at Burlington, Ontario); actors were handed an outline of the day's show, and much of the dialog was then improvised • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
The "Train 48" series ran four times a week from June 2003 to 2005, then three times a week until the 1 July 2005 finale, followed by a few repeats to September 2005; the entire series was uploaded to YouTube for Canadian viewers, but in the United States, episodes can be viewed only on Amazon Video's on-demand platform; the uploads to Amazon Video were broken into 18 monthly 'seasons'; each season is available for FREE with signup for Amazon Prime
Season 1, 21 episodes: Amazon Instant Video [2016] purchase option: each episode is 99¢
Season 18, 23 episodes: Amazon Instant Video [2016] purchase option: each episode is 99¢
watch 6/2016 official trailer [1:18] online at YouTube
watch episodes on the Train 48 Channel [est. 5/2016] online at YouTube

"Le Golem de Montreal" [indep 2004]
Le Golem de Montreal 2004  Three children use a magical Jewish recipe to create a golem . . . • Co-produced, written & directed by Isabelle Hayeur; starring Zébulon A. Vézina, Charlotte Bissonnette-Reichold, Chanel Petit, Réal Bossé {as the Golem}, Jessica Barker, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Emmanuel Charest, Victor Côté-Hayeur, Myriam De Verger, Marjolaine Lessard-Jean, Alexis Martin, Julien Ouellette-Neveu, Béatrice Picard, Lazlo Riccardi-Rigaud, Laszlo Ricciardi-Rigault
Alliance French-language widescreen color DVD [2005] for $50.00 {sic}
Alliance French-language widescreen color DVD [2005] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbwatch video clip [2/2017 upload; 2:11] free online at Vimeo
more info on 'The Legend of The Golem' Page at Spirit of America

"The Tournament" mockumentary TV series [CBC-TV 2005-2006]
'The Tournament' CBC-TV mockumentary series  17-episode half-hour mockumentary TV series filmed in Montréal, Quebec, Canada; tagline "The game. The dream. The parents from hell" A hockey-crazed father stops at nothing to get his 10-year-old son into a local hockey tournament, causing run-ins with his wife, the coach, his boss, the sponsors, and other teammates, including foul-mouthed girl goalee Denim and East Indian player Kumar, who everyone calls K-Mart. • Created & co-produced by Howard Busgang & Marty Putz; starring Alain Goulem, Martin Huisman, Paula Boudreau, France Viens, Ryan Tilson, Emily Tilson, Cas Anvar, Christian Potenza, Ari Cohen, Louis Philippe Dandenault, Kate Greenhouse, Deb Pishatelli, Tracey Hoyt, Richard Jutras, Annie Bovaird, Michael Shankar, Tony Dicapua Jr., Jean-Robert Bourdage, Stéphane Byl, Joey Elias, David Gale, Garth Gilker, Dean McDermott, Amanda Tilson & Vlasta Vrana
Video Service Corp. color DVD [1/2007] 2 disks for $14.29
full credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"My Winnipeg" [2007] /tt1093842/

"Rob The Robot" TV series [TVO Canada 2010-13] /tt1787439/
45 episodes aired from Sept 2010 to 2013

"People of A Feather"
[festival circuit 2011, First Run Features USA Nov 2013]
People of A Feather about Inuit survival in Canada's Hudson Bay  Filmed over seven winters in Canada's Arctic regions; both the eider duck and the Inuit people are protected by the down of the bird, but development of hydroelectric dams to power New York is messing with the salt water of Hudson Bay. Produced, co-written & directed by Joel Heath, with the participation of the people of Sanikiluaq; won awards at film festivals in San Francisco, Vancouver BC, Korea, New Zealand & Germany
First Run Features widescreen color DVD [2/2014] for $20.19
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [2:28] at YouTube

"Mountain Men" comedy adventure [Canada 2014, USA Jan 2016] /tt3529664/
filmed in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada trailer [2:21]

"Missing: The Documentary" [indep Nov 2014]
not listed at IMDb • directed & narrated by Young Jibwe of Winnipeg, Canada • hour-long video no longer available at YouTube
2014 article on the blogsite

"Being Canadian" [indep Sept 2015]
Being Canadian 2015 docufilm  90-minute humorous documentary featuring interviews with a who's-who of famous Canadians that hopes to find the answer to the question: What does it actually mean to be Canadian? • Written & directed by Robert Cohen; featuring Will Arnett, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Campbell, Kim Cattrall, Michael J. Fox, Malcolm Gladwell, Kathy Griffin, Eugene Levy, Rich Little, Howie Mandel, Alanis Morissette, Mike Myers, Conan O'Brien, Catherine O'Hara, Jason Priestley, Seth Rogen, Morley Safer, William Shatner, Cobie Smulders, Martin Short, David Steinberg, Ben Stiller, Alan Thicke, and Alex Trebek, and the bands Barenaked Ladies, Rush, and The Trailer Park Boys
full credits at IMDbofficial movie website
DVD/Blu-ray available at producer moviesite only
Amazon Instant Video [9/2015] rental $3.99, purchase $9.99
watch 7/2015 official trailer [2:09] online at YouTube

'Dawson City Frozen Time' lost films found documentary  "Dawson City: Frozen Time" [festival circuit 2016, Kino Lorber June 2017]
2-hour docufilm tells the bizarre true story of some 533 silent film reels found buried for almost 50 years in a sub-arctic swimming pool, deep in the permafrost of Yukon Territory, Canada. Filmmaker Morrison deftly combines rarely seen Hollywood features with historical footage, photographs, and interviews, to explore the complicated history of Dawson City, the Canadian Gold Rush town at the end of a film distribution line. • Co-produced, written & directed by Bill Morrison; 'transcendent' musical score by Alex Somers; featuring Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula, Bill O'Farrell, Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo, Bill Morrison
Kino Lorber color/b&w Blu-ray [10/2017] for $19.69
Kino Lorber color/b&w DVD [10/2017] for $19.99
credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch 5/2017 official trailer [2:12] online at YouTube

credited DVD contents include: "The Girl of The Northern Woods" silent short [Thanhouser, 1910] { IMDb }; "The Butler and The Maid" silent short [Edison April 1912] { IMDb }; "Brutality" by D.W. Griffith [Biograph, Dec 1912] { IMDb }; "Pathé's Weekly #17" newsreel [1913] { IMDb }; "British Canadian Pathé News #81A: World Series Baseball" newsreel [1919] { watch footage [4:30] at YouTube }; "The Exquisite Thief" by Tod Browning [Universal Film Mfng. April 1919] { IMDb }; "International News Volume 1, Issue #52" newsreel [1919] { watch footage [11:11] at YouTube }; and "The Montreal Herald Screen Magazine" newsreel [1919] { watch footage [12:17] at YouTube }

post-screening interview at T.I.F.F. Reel History in 2017
moderated by archivist Michelle Lovegrove Thomson, featuring filmmaker Bill Morrison, and film conservator Paul Gordon
watch full interview [38:45] online at YouTube

"Tin Star" TV series [British Sky Broadcasting 2017-??]  8/2017
'Tin Star' Canada TV series  Crime drama set in the Canadian Rockies; the fictional town of Little Big Bear is overrun by migrant oil workers, who may or may not be the cause of a local crime wave. Ten hour-long episodes available on Sky Atlantic in September 2017, three weeks later on Amazon Prime; the second season is already approved. • Series creator Rowan Joffe; exec-producer Alison Jackson; starring Tim Roth {dual role}, Ryan Kennedy, Sarah Podemski, Roark Critchlow, Christina Hendricks, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michelle Thrush, Ray G. Thunderchild, Gerald Auger, Joseph Whitebird, Owen Crowshoe, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Rupert Turnbull, Nicholas Campbell, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Rachael Crawford, Kevin Hanchard, Lynda Boyd, Ian Puleston-Davies, Oliver Coopersmith
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • Amazon Instant Video [available in late September] prices unknown
series credits at IMDb • no official series website • series entry at Wikipedia
watch 8/2017 official trailer [1:19] at YouTube

Canadian  Cinema  Links
Foreign Films [dot] com
Canadian Film Encyclopedia
The Canadian Encyclopedia [online since 1999]
Women In Film & Video of Vancouver BC Canada [est. 1989]
New German Cinema at University of Victoria, BC Canada
Complete Index To World Film
Yahoo! Canada Movies
HarbourFront Films of Scarborough (Toronto), Canada
Northern Stars cinema news website
Toronto Silent Film Festival [April 2011 = #2]
Toronto Urban Film Festival [Sept 2011 = #5]
Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
Association des Producteurs de Films et de Télévision du Québec (APFTQ)
'25 Ways to Tell That You're Canadian'

Worldwide Short Film Festival [June 2010 = #9] in Toronto, Ontario, Canada          Telefilm Canada government agency [est. 1967, renamed 1984] based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada          11-day Toronto International Film Festival [Sept 2014 = #39] at Metro Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

National Film Board of Canada aka Office National du Film du Canada     National Film Board of Canada official website
aka Office National du Film du Canada official website {en Français}
N.F.B.C.'s Get Animated! program & animated film library
N.F.B.C. Online Film Library
N.F.B.C. Online Filmmaker Profiles

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