Jun 28, 2010

Don't Miss Our Canada Day Eve Triple Bill!

Join the hosers of the Lost Dominion Film Collective for our
Canada Day Eve Triple Bill! @ The Mayfair Theatre  Wednesday, June 30th 2010.

This triple bill highlights the best and brightest of the Canadian big screen starting at...

7:00 Goin' Down the Road,  a great 35mm print brought to you by Library and Archives Canada! a Canadian classic about two maritimers who go to Toronto to try and make it big

8:45 Strange Brew
Bob and Doug Mackenzie drink the largest beer ever in their hoser-fied version of Hamlet

10:20 Fubar
"If I have five words left and I'm about to fuckin' expire and all I have left to say is to curse fuckin' Tron, I'm probably not going to say, Tron funkin' blow."

** and don't forget it's $10 for 3 movies!!**

For a article by collective member John Yemen about triple bill beer fest  go here

Jun 1, 2010

Back to God's Country

Follow this link to read a fascinating monograph on the restoration of Back to God's Country by film archivist D.J. Turner from Library and Archives Canada (it's a large file so please give it time to load).  Turner recounts the great technical challenges as well as the strokes of luck that went into saving this important part of Canada's cinema heritage. We will be showing this same restored print on June 25th at 9pm with live music by HILOTRONS founder/composer Mike Dubue. Very few Canadian feature films from the early days of cinema still exist, and the restoration of Back to God's Country is a case to cheer. Not only did Turner restore a piece of Canadian cinema history, he also helped bring attention to the pioneering career of Nell Shipman. She was a true trailblazer - writing, producing and starring in the film. As with many of her roles, she portrays a heroine fighting to survive against impossible odds in the wilderness. It features a dastardly villain, wild animals, rugged landscapes, a husband in need of rescue, and a bonus nude scene from Shipman who knew how to entice an audience into the theatre.  This film became her greatest success, and cemented her reputation as a maverick filmmaker. Modern audiences may be shocked at just how "modern" this silent film is...don't miss it!