Thames Art Gallery celebrates Canadian films next Wednesday

Thames Art Gallery is celebrating National Canadian Film Day on Wednesday, April 17th with a special free screening of the award-winning documentary ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018, 87 mins, Not Rated) in the Kiwanis Theatre at 7 p.m. Organized by Reel Canada, a non-profit, charitable organization that promotes the diversity of Canadian film, NCFD is the world’s largest film festival, with more than 1000 Canadian film screenings and events expected across the country and around the world. “There is no question that Canada produces outstanding, internationally recognized work that reflects our distinct cultural identity,” says Sharon Corder, Artistic Director, Reell Canada.

“Four years in the making, this stunning film, narrated by Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander, captures the work of an international body of scientists who, for nearly ten years, have been documenting the massive impact humans have made on the planet. Taking us from the potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, the award-winning directing trio of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky weave together Burtynsky’s sprawling landscape photographs to capture the spectacular evidence of human influence, reflecting on what these transformations signify for the future,” said Pamela Edmonds, curator, Thames Art Gallery in a media release.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., cash bar available.

Visit www.canfilmday.ca for more information in the lead-up to April 17th. You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @REELCANADA, @CanFilmDay, and #CanFilmDay.

The Kiwanis Theatre and Thames Art Gallery is located at the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William Street North, Chatham, ON, N7M 4L4. The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday from 1-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Visit www.chatham-kent.ca/TAG

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