National Canadian Film Day - "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner"

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Special Event

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Teens, Adults, Seniors

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CanFilmDay is an initiative of REEL CANADA, a non-profit organization that brings festivals of Canadian films to communities and schools across the country, all year long. 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of CanFilmDay and this year's theme is "Films That A.I. Could Never Make". 

In honour of CanFilmDay, the library will host a free screening of Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner.

Based on an ancient Inuit legend, Atanarjuat is an epic tale of love, betrayal and revenge. The beautiful Atuat (Ivalu) has been promised to the short-fused Oki (Arnatsiaq), the son of the tribe’s leader. However, she loves the good-natured Atanarjuat (Ungalaaq), a fast runner and excellent hunter. When Atanarjuat is forced to battle the jealous Oki for Atuat’s hand, the events that follow determine not only his fate, but that of his people.

Please note that this film is rated R and is therefore not suitable for all viewers. Registration is not required.