Wednesday April 17th marks National Canadian Film Day. It’s the millennium celebration, marking 100 years of Canadian cinema.
The Barrie Film Festival is showing a documentary at the Barrie Uptown Theatre that tells the story of when the town of Gander Newfoundland nearly doubled in size in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when nearly 40 planes where re-routed and grounded in the small town.
When and Where
Wednesday April 17, 7pm
Barrie Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W (Admission in free)
Some 6,600 people ended up there with no place to stay and no idea of when they would be leaving. In the documentary, you can see how the town fed, sheltered and supported the stranded passengers for a week.
Q and A With Guest
There is a Guest Q&A with Critically Acclaimed Director Moze Mossanen, “Year of the Lion” (winner of three Gemini Awards and the Jury Prize at the Yorkton Film Festival); “Roxana” (winner of two Golden Sheaf awards, the CSC Award for Cinematography and two Gemini Awards); and “Nureyev” (winner of the Golden Sheaf Award and two Gemini awards, including one for Best Direction for Moze). His 2013 doc, “Unsung”, a documentary about the world of show choirs, won the Canadian Screen Award in 2015. CBC aired his 2018 feature doc, “My Piece of the City”, in September 2018. His most recent feature doc, “You Are Here”, about the actual people who inspired the current Broadway hit, “Come From Away”, was released on HBO Canada in September 2018. The film won the Audience Award at CineFest in October 2018 and two CSA Awards including Best Documentary in March 2019.