Sudbury Downtown Indie Cinema – Canada Film Day


Apr 18


McEwen School of Architecture, 85 Elm St, Sudbury


The Sudbury Downtown Indie Cinema proudly presents Canada Film Day at the McEwen School of Architecture on Wednesday, April 18th!

Based on a recent poll of members, they’ll be hosting 2 of 2017’s top films for their Northern Ontario Premieres, DIM THE FLORESCENTS by Daniel Warth  and C’EST LE COEUR QUI MEURT EN DERNIER /ITS THE HEART THAT DIES LAST par Alexis Durand-Brault. The event will feature a cash Bar Reception before/after each film.

6:30PM DIM THE FLORESCENTS by Daniel Warth

  • Winner 2017 Slamdance Best Narrative Feature.
  • Dim the Fluorescents won the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature.
  • It was also the only North American film nominated for the Tiantan Awards at the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival and one of four films nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2017 Fabrique du Cinéma Awards (with jury president Willem Dafoe)
  • It was #6 on Chicago Reader writer Ben Sachs’ Best Films of 2017, and one of The Globe and Mail’s list of the Best Canadian Films of 2017
  • Dim the Fluorescents currently has an approval rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

(Daniel joins via Skype)

A struggling actress and an aspiring playwright pour all of their creative energy into the only paying work they can find: role-playing demonstrations for corporate training seminars. When they book the biggest gig of their careers at a hotel conference, they commence work on their most ambitious production to date.

Nominated for 6 Canadian Screen Awards 2018

Based on the 2013 novel by Robert Lalonde, the film stars Gabriel Sabourin as Julian, a writer who has broken through to popular success with a memoir of his dysfunctional family. He reunites with his estranged mother (Denise Filiatrault), only to learn that she is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and wants Julian’s help in ending her life.[The film’s cast also includes Sophie LorainPaul DoucetGeneviève RiouxCéline BonnierIsabelle BlaisMonique MercureGuy Sprung and Karelle Tremblay.

The film received six Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018: Best PictureBest Director (Durand-Brault), Best Actor (Sabourin), Best Actress (Filiatrault), Best Adapted Screenplay (Sabourin) and Best Editing (Louis-Philippe Rathé).

Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op was founded with a mission to provide festival-quality film year round from a downtown location. For 4 years now, Sudbury Downtown Indie Cinema Co-op has hit the ground running with Can Film Day- a daylong, coast to coast celebration of the best in Canadian cinema.



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