At the library, National Canadian Film Day is 2 days and branches are screening 3 films – FREE!

“Beans” (2020) screens at Almonte branch on April 20 at 10:30am. “Twelve-year-old Tekehentahkhwa (nicknamed “Beans”) is forced into an early coming of age by the 1990 Mohawk Resistance at Kanehsatà:ke (also known as the Oka Crisis), as her innocence turns to anger over the treatment of her people.”

“Birth of a Family” (2016) screens at Pakenham branch on April 20 at 2pm AND at Almonte branch on April 21 at 3pm. “Four siblings, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary that tackles grief, redemption and discovery.”

“Night Raiders” (2021) screens at Almonte branch on April 20 at 7pm. “A compelling dystopian thriller, Night Raiders follows Niska, a Cree mother, as she travels across a war-torn Turtle Island (North America) in a desperate attempt to save her daughter from a forced re-education camp. – Night Raiders should become the most talked-about Canadian film of the year. And for good reason. – Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail”

Register to see any of the films here:

Bring a friend! The Elizabeth Kelly Foundation is matching any donations to SchoolBox North for its most recent project at the film festival.