Domestic Arrivals Festival of Canadian Film
Films for Families
May 19, 3:00 pm
A Cargo to Africa, Roger Cantin, 2009, Canada, 90 min, ages 6+
Norbert has worked for twenty years in Africa but is suddenly returned to Canada. Now he has only one goal: to return to Africa where he lived and worked. He plans to stow away on a cargo ship, but he must first get rid of Trotsky, his pet monkey. When a boy catches him abandoning the primate, what starts as a confrontation evolves into companionship.
June 30, 3:00 pm
The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens, Mark McNabb, 2008, Canada, 87 min, ages 5+
On Billy's eleventh birthday, he stumbles upon a pawn shop and finds his treasure in the form of a magical wand. With an array of powers suddenly at his fingertips, Billy finds his simple life changes to one consumed by mythical creatures and haunted caves. As the adventure unravels, Billy and his friends must overcome evil to save their town.
September 22, 3:00 pm
The Legend of Sarila, Nancy Florence Savard, 2012, 82 min, NR
Canada's first 3D animated feature is an expansive adventure set on the spectacular Arctic tundra. When their community is faced with starvation, three brave youths set out in search of the fabled land of plenty known as Sarila, which is said to be rich in fish, game and fruit. Pursued by an evil shaman and confronted with numerous dangers, the intrepid trio must restore the natural balance of the environment in order to save their people.
Summer Music and Film Series
- Thursdays, 7:00 pm
- Cost: $10 per person
In keeping with London's summer festivals, Museum London is on board with music and entertainment! We are highlighting a few current women filmmakers in conjunction with our summer exhibition theme, while sharing the latest in entertainment and music. It's a great way to enjoy summer evenings in a cool theatre with a hot new projector!
Indie Game: The Movie, Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, Canada, 2012, 96 min, NR
Indie Game: The Movie is the first feature documentary film about making video games. It accompanies four developers and three games, all with the same goal: to express oneself through a video game. Learn about designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes who await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy. Meet developer Phil Fish who unveils his highly anticipated FEZ at PAX, a major video-game expo. Meanwhile, Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time. (Best Editing Award in World Documentary Cinema, Sundance Festival)
ALIAS, Michelle Latimer, Canada, 2013, 67 min, 14A
Third Thursday welcomes director Michelle Latimer and Toronto rappers from the film ALIAS. The documentary follows aspiring rappers trying to escape the gangster life. In recent years, controversy surrounding rap music has been at the forefront of North American media: political and media groups have been quick to place blame on rap for a seeming trend in youth violence. However, just as rap music is vilified, there is no denying that it has become the main form of expression signifying the voice of a growing Canadian underclass. After the film, join us in the Community Gallery for musical performances by the featured rappers, with bar, snacks, and art-making stations open to all.
Hit'n Strum, Kirk Caouette, 2012, Canada, 91 min, PG
Worlds collide when Stephanie takes a wrong turn and runs down Mike, a scruffy homeless street busker in Vancouver's gritty Downtown Eastside. As Mike gets to his feet, Stephanie panics and drives away, leaving the scene and her conscience behind her. The next day while walking to work she is shocked to see Mike playing guitar and busking in front of her office building. Stephanie soon realizes that Mike has been playing there every day, and she has never once taken the time to look down and notice him. For the first time ever she is forced to stop and listen, and in his music she makes a beautiful discovery a discovery and a friendship that may forever change both their lives.
Wavemakers, Caroline Martel, Canada, 2012, 97 min, French with English subtitles, NR
This feature-length documentary tracks an ensemble of fascinating characters in their quest to re-invent and revive a sophisticated early electronic music instrument that is anything but obsolete: the Ondes Martenot. We follow their pursuit of this inspiring but mysterious device that everyone has heard, but has actually rarely heard of, even though it was celebrated as the musical invention of the twentieth century. Shot in Canada, France, the UK, the US and Japan, Wavemakers features reckless engineers, rock stars (such as Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood), repairmen and Martenot legend storytellers. As if the fifty years Maurice Martenot (1898-1980) spent perfecting his invention were not enough, we see them pursue his fantasti--if a little cursed--legacy.