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Canadians get early Christmas presence from NFB

Brief: Canadian Film The National Film Board of Canada wants you to unwrap your present of Canadian presence, offering 20 award-winning movies on-line for free, starting today By Katherine Monk (December 7, 2017) --  Naughty? Nice? No matter. The National Film Board is giving everyone a gift by posting 20 award-winning movies on-line — for free. Starting today, Canadian film fans can take in an assortment of documentaries and animated films, including Sarah Polley’s The Stories We Tell, ...

TRAILER DU JOUR

The trailer du jour is from Two Lovers and a Bear. It’s about two lovers. And a bear. The bear talks to the two lovers… with the voice of Gordon Pinsent. And if that’s not a Canadian film, what is? Don’t make us tell you how it ends. Seriously. You won’t argue the Canadian thing. More importantly, it stars Tatiana Maslany, who spellcheck constantly mislays.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries Rewrites The Feminine Mystique

Interview with Lauren Lee Smith Frankie Drake is a female crime-solver working in 1920s Toronto, but for Vancouver actor Lauren Lee Smith, the new CBC heroine played a pivotal role as personal emancipator By Katherine Monk She never thought she’d be a dick. Little girls aren’t conditioned to be assertive, let alone take control — which is exactly why Lauren Lee Smith had to say yes to Frankie Drake. A female detective working in 1920s Toronto, ...