Celebrate Canadian cinema by attending the screening of films from the BC Archives and be part of a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast film festival. This program features four intriguing BC films which were preserved in BC Archives before they were transferred to analog video in the 1980s, and more recently digitized for better access. The fifth film only ever existed as an edited original, which was fully restored by the BC Archives for National Film Week in 1986.
The films featured from the BC Archives are:
- Vancouver Island : British Columbia’s Island Playground, BC Government Travel Bureau, Photographic Branch, 1941-42, 21 minutes, colour
The first colour and sound travelogue produced in-house by the BC government.
- Out of the Shadows, Lew Parry Film Productions, 1957, 27 minutes, b&w
A poignant film about life on Vancouver’s Skid Row, made for the Salvation Army.
- Salmon for Food, Vancouver Motion Pictures Ltd., [ca. 1945], 16 minutes, colour
A commercial film about the BC salmon industry, with unique glimpses of working conditions for female cannery workers.
- Valhalla Patrol, BC Power Commission, Public Information Division, [ca. 1959], 14 minutes, colour
An intriguing look at men at work in the snow-covered mountains of the West Kootenays.
- In the Daytime : [1986 restored version], Stanley Fox & Peter Varley, 1949-50, 22 minutes, b&w
An impressionistic documentary showing a summer day in Vancouver, made by two talented amateurs.
Also taking place for National Canadian Film Day is a free showing of Rocky Mountain Express (45 min) at 10:00 am in the IMAX. There is finite seating, first come, first served.
Cost to Attend: