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Libraries celebrating National Canadian Film Day: Five branches of Western Counties Regional Library showing films

Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis.
Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis. - © Duncan de Young

SOUTHWESTERN, N.S. – Break out the popcorn as five branches of Western Counties Regional Library celebrate National Canadian Film Day on April 17 and 18 by showing Canadian films. The spotlight is on female filmmakers this year, the fifth annual National Canadian Film Day.

Library branches in Digby, Westport, Barrington, Lockeport, Shelburne and Yarmouth will be showing the films, Long Time Running, a documentary on the final tour of The Tragically Hip; Maudie, a feature film on the life of Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis; or Bluefin, a documentary exploring the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna caught in P.E.I. no longer fear humans.

Times and location of the films are listed below. There is no admission charge for any of the films. There is limited seated capacity.

National Canadian Film Day is a core program of REEL CANADA, a non-profit, charitable organization that promotes the diversity of Canadian film and its power to spark important conversations about our nation and what it means to be Canadian.

National Canadian Film Day screenings at Western Counties Regional Library:

DIGBY COUNTY

Name: Long Time Running – Wednesday, April 18, Time: 6 to 7:45 p.m. Location: Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library, 84 Warwick St., Digby, 902-245-2163, digby@nsy.library.ns.ca

Name: Maudie – Date: Tuesday, April 17, Time: 6:15 to 8:10 p.m., Location: Westport Community Hall, 21 Second St., Westport, NS.

SHELBURNE COUNTY

Name: Maudie – Wednesday, April 18, Time: 6 p.m. Location: Barrington Municipal Library (Barrington Passage), 3588 Highway 3, Barrington Passage, 902-637-3348, barringt@nsy.library.ns.ca

Name: Bluefin – Wednesday, April 18. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Lillian Benham Library, 45 North St., Lockeport, 902-656-2817, lockepor@nsy.library.ns.ca

Name: Maudie – Wednesday, April 18, Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Location: McKay Memorial Library (Shelburne), 17 Glasgow St., Shelburne, 902-875-3615, shelburn@nsy.library.ns.ca

YARMOUTH COUNTY

Name: Maudie –  Wednesday, April 18. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Location: Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library, 405 Main St., Yarmouth, 742-5040, yarmouth@nsy.library.ns.ca

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