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Calling all poets! April is National Poetry Month.

Explore and savor this year’s theme of Food and Poetry and submit your poem to the Library. All entries will be entered in a draw for a prize basket. Poetry entry forms can be downloaded here.

Photograph from the film Atanarjuat The Fast Runner

"All-Time Top Ten List" of Canadian Films: TIFF

"TIFF today announces the results of its fourth Canada’s All-Time Top Ten List, an international poll of industry and academics on the most memorable Canadian films. This is the fourth edition of TIFF’s All-Time Top Ten List; previous lists were released in 1984, 1993 and 2004."
“In our 40th year we are celebrating our national cinema by revisiting the list of top Canadian films, with help from our esteemed colleagues in the industry and academia,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO, TIFF. “It is encouraging to see new filmmakers and
films establishing themselves on the list alongside the classics.”
(Content taken from TIFF Press Release April 23rd, 2015)

Canada’s All-Time Top Ten List of Canadian films:

  1. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Zacharias Kunuk (2001)
  2. Mon oncle Antoine, Claude Jutra (1971)
  3. The Sweet Hereafter, Atom Egoyan (1997)
  4. Jésus de Montréal, Denys Arcand (1989)
  5. Léolo, Jean-Claude Lauzon (1992)
  6. Goin’ Down the Road, Don Shebib (1970)
  7. Dead Ringers, David Cronenberg (1988)
  8. C.R.A.Z.Y., Jean-Marc Vallée (2005)
  9. My Winnipeg, Guy Maddin (2007)
  10. Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley (2012)/Les Ordres, Michel Brault (1974)

For a little fun, take the National Canadian Film Day Quizes, What Canadian Movie Are You? or What Canadian Film Best Represents Your Inner Weirdo? from here.


Planning is well underway for this year's HOW-TO IN 10 FESTIVAL AND ROAD SHOW. Running across Durham Region at six participating Libraries, this year's dates are posted at #How2Ten