Academy Award Nominees – Canada On Screen


Moonlight — On Now
dir. Barry Jenkins | USA 2016 | 111 min. | 14A
Media Contact: Elevation Pictures
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards

The Red Turtle — On Now
dir. Michael Dudok de Wit | France / Belgium / Japan 2015 | 80 min. | G
Media Contact: Gat PR
Nominated for Best Animated Feature

Oscar Shorts — opens February 10
The 2017 Academy Award® nominees for Best Live Action, Best Documentary and
Best Animated Short Films screen in three programmes.
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Michael Cimino’s controversial saga about three Pennsylvania steelworkers who are plunged into the inferno of Vietnam, won 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Christopher Walken. The Deer Hunter (1978) screens on February 12 at 7 p.m. 

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s tale of a beautiful ballerina caught between her art and her love for a young composer is simply one of the most gorgeous colour films ever made. The Red Shoes won two Academy Awards for its art direction and scoring, it will be screening in a 4k digital restoration on February 5 at 1 p.m.

A 35mm screening of The Rose Tattoo on February 9 at 6:30 p.m. continues Volcano: The Films of Anna Magnani, TIFF’s tribute to the incomparable Italian diva. Magnani set off emotional and sexual fireworks in her first American film, winning the Best Actress Oscar for a role that Tennessee Williams created especially for her.


Toronto’s own Kardinal Offishal joins audiences for a special 35mm screening of Spike Lee’s epic biopic Malcolm X on February 4 at 2:30 p.m. His introduction and post-screening discussion will cover many pivotal themes and issues presented in the film to explore how and why they are still relevant and meaningful today.

On February 10 at 6:30 p.m. Torontoist columnist and Michael Cimino super-fan Jesse Hawken introduces the director’s gritty, vulgar, and mildly reprehensible Chinatown-set thriller, Year of the Dragon in 70mm.

Veteran Pixar editor Kevin Nolting discusses his work on last year’s Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature Inside Out as part of Higher Learning on February 10 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for Canada on Screen events will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office two hours prior to the event start time.

Tit-Coq preceded by Corral — February 3 at 9:15 p.m.
dir. René Delacroix and Gratien Gélinas | Canada 1953 | 101 min. | 14A
Actor-writer-director Gratien Gélinas’ comedy-drama about a happy-go-lucky war veteran’s bittersweet homecoming is a beloved classic of Québécois cinema.

Bar Salon — February 4 at 12:45 p.m.
dir. André Forcier | Canada 1974 | 84 min. | 14A
Writer-director André Forcier established himself as a formidable talent with this wry, witty tour of Quebec’s working-class milieu.

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz — February 5 at 6:30 p.m.
dir. Ted Kotcheff | Canada 1974 | 120 min. | PG
Richard Dreyfuss had a breakthrough role as Mordecai Richler’s hustler hero in this hit comedy-drama, one of the finest and funniest accounts of the Jewish experience in Canada.


62 of this year’s Academy Awards nominations were for films that played at TIFF Bell Lightbox, or Toronto International Film Festival.