Special film screening at the National Gallery of Canada to celebrate Canada Day
National Capital Region - June 26, 2009
The public is invited to watch Canadian movie One Week free of charge,
featuring Joshua Jackson, music from Canadian singers
and great Canadian landscapes
As part of its Canada Day celebrations, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and the National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with Mongrel Media andTelefilm Canada, are inviting the public to view the Canadian movie One Week free of charge on Tuesday, June 30. The movie will be screened in the NGC’s Auditorium in French at 12.30 pm and in English at 3 pm. For more information, please call 613-990-1985.
Made in 2008 by Canadian producer Michael McGowan, this 94-minute movie stars Joshua Jackson as Ben Tyler. When he learns that he has been diagnosed with cancer, Ben buys a vintage motorcycle on impulse and sets off on a road trip that starts in Toronto and ends up in Tofino on Vancouver Island. Humourous and profound, One Week is the moving story of a man on a quest to find meaning in his life and that uses great Canadian landscapes as a backdrop. In the process, he discovers what makes this country and his life so beautiful.
Music plays an essential part of the film, illustrating the different phases and emotions that Ben goes through. The film features Canadian singers including the group The Tragically Hip, Gord Downie; Sam Roberts, Joel Plaskett, Stars, Fried Up Fred and Co, Emm Gryner, Great Lake Swimmers, Wintersleep and Patrick Watson.
About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. In addition, it has pre-eminent collections of Indigenous, Western and European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, American and Asian Art as well as drawings and photography. Created in 1880, it is among the oldest of Canada’s national, cultural institutions. As part of its mandate to make Canadian art accessible across the country, the NGC has one of the largest touring exhibition programs in the world.
About the National Capital Commission
The NCC is a federal Crown corporation whose mandate is to create pride and unity through Canada’s Capital Region by making the Capital a meeting place that communicates Canada to Canadians. Towards this goal, the NCC organizes large-scale events such as Winterlude and the Canada Day celebrations. As the steward of the Rideau Canal Skateway and of a number of national landmarks and buildings, including the official residences, the NCC also takes great pride in developing and planning a capital that today’s visitors will enjoy and that future generations will treasure.
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For more information, please contact:
Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
National Gallery of Canada
Manager, Communications and Public Relations
National Gallery of Canada