National Canadian Film Day - "BlackBerry"

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Special Event

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Teens, Adults, Seniors
Registration for this event will close on April 17, 2024 @ 6:30pm.
There are 20 seats remaining.

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Launched in 2014, National Canadian Film Day (CanFilmDay) is a coast-to-coast-to-coast salute to Canadian cinema and the incredible achievements of our filmmakers.

In honour of CanFilmDay, the library will host a free screening of BlackBerry.

From its humble origins in Waterloo, ON, in 1996, nobody expected the massive global success that the world’s first smartphone would become. Nobody, that is, except Jim Balsillie (Howerton). Taking a chance on then-struggling startup Research in Motion (RIM), he joins BlackBerry creators Mike Lazaridis (Baruchel) and Douglas Fregin (Johnson) as co-CEO. Together, they form a massive multinational tech giant, but the power and wealth soon begin to eat away at their relationship, putting everything they built into jeopardy.

Based loosely on the true story of the extraordinary development and spectacular demise of the Blackberry, this high-stakes comedy featuring an all-star cast is a bona fide crowd pleaser and critical darling. 

"An instant Canadian classic" – Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail

Doors open at 6pm.

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