National Canadian Film Day Screening - The Whale

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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

12138 Fourth Avenue

Richmond, BC V7E 3J1

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On April 18th, 2018, folks all over the country will be getting together to get happy, get teary, laugh their toques off and not say ‘sorry’ for the incredible achievements of our nation’s filmmakers.

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society invites you to celebrate Canada and our home-grown, cinematic storytellers National Canadian Film Day, presented by REEL Canada.

Film – more than any other medium – has the power to capture the soul of a nation. Last year, NCFD 150 was an event of unprecedented size and scope, which reached an astonishing number of people across the country and around the world. This year is the fifth annual NCFD, and you have the opportunity to join other Canadians in helping it take root as an annual tradition.

Join us in celebrating National Canadian Film day here in Richmond, BC as the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society presents a screening of The Whale, by BC based filmmakers, Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm


EVENT SCHEDULE:

Doors Open: 6:30 pm

Opening Remarks and Screening: 7:00 pm

FREE Screening. General Admission seating is on a on a first-come, first-served basis. As this is a free screening and space is limited, please arrive early. All unclaimed registrations will be released at 6:45 pm. Latecomers will be seated only as space permits.

Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/zrrVDQEz5L0


SYNOPSIS:

THE WHALE tells the true story of a young, wild killer whale - an orca - nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and turned up alone in a narrow stretch of sea between mountains, a place called Nootka Sound.

Orcas are social. They live with their families all their lives. An orca who gets separated usually just fades away and dies.

Luna was alone, but he didn’t fade away. There weren’t any familiar orcas in Nootka Sound, but there were people, in boats and on the shore. So, he started trying to make contact. And people welcomed him. Most of them. This contact did not turn out to be simple. It was as if we humans weren’t ready for him.

Inspired by myths, we look into the sky, not the depths, for others who might think, and dream like us. We train radio telescopes on the stars and listen for code in the static of space. But maybe we’re looking in the wrong place. So far, space just crackles, but the sea whistles back. And, in Nootka Sound, it sent us an open-hearted child.

This story is about what happened then.

THE WHALE celebrates the life of a smart, friendly, determined, transcendent being from the other world of the sea who appeared among us like a promise out of the blue: that the greatest secrets in life are still to be discovered.

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Initial release: 2012

Directed By: Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm

Executive Producers: Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds, Erik Desatnik

Narrated By: Ryan Reynolds

Running time: 85 mins

http://www.thewhalemovie.com/


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Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

12138 Fourth Avenue

Richmond, BC V7E 3J1

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