Adventure

FREEZER BURN: THE INVASION OF LAXDALE

This 2008 science fiction comedy from writer-producer Josh Miller uses well-worn generic conventions in order to touch lightly on questions about what makes Canada tick. We all know the plot: washed up hero is re-animated by a personal goal (his coach and his dog have been killed) and saves the world from an alien invader, thereby redeeming himself and getting “the girl” in the end.

BLUE BUTTERFLY, THE

The story of a ten-year-old boy with brain cancer who has a dream to catch the most beautiful butterfly on earth, the Blue Morpho.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

AIRSPEED

When a lightning strike rips apart the fuselage of flight 109, both crew and guidance systems are destroyed. On board is the craft’s only chance for survival, a 13-year-old girl with no experience, no radio, nothing but sheer tenacity.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

A young British Columbian boy attempts to build a moon rocket in his backyard. To do so, he must face many obstacles including household chores and bullies. His parents also take in foster kids and his newest foster brother is the androgynous looking native boy, Sam.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

KABLOONAK

In 1922, Robert Flaherty recalls his 1919 experience with the Inuit in Inukjuak when he was there to film them in their everyday life. At that time, he met Nanook, one of the community’s best hunters, with whom he went hunting. He also met Nyla, an Inuit woman with whom he had a son. Flaherty finished his documentary in 1922 and entitled it “Nanook of the North” in homage to his friend who had starved to death the previous season as the result of a disastrous hunting season.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

WINGS OF CHANCE

A downed bush pilot manages to communicate his whereabouts by "banding" a Canada Goose. Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

MARIE-ANNE

Adaptation of the book of same title by Marjorie Morgan.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)