National Canadian Film Day 150

In honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial, Fogo Island Inn has partnered with National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) to host a one-day film fest in our Cinema. The annual NCFD event is a coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian Film, and happens every year, across every province and territory, making it the largest film festival in the world.

On April 19, 2017 we will be screening four films that are close to our hearts: Stories We Tell (2012), Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), John and the Missus (1987) and The Grand Seduction (2013).

Presented by REEL CANADA, NCFD 150 is offers the opportunity for film lovers of all ages and backgrounds to gather together and enjoy an abundance of work by our nation’s storytellers.

To secure your free tickets to our 37-seat Cinema, call 709.658.3444, or email [email protected]



10 am- Stories We Tell (2012)

What begins as a cinematic search for her mother who died when Polley was only 11 becomes a kind of family detective story delving into long-buried secrets about the filmmaker herself. Polley explores the very nature of family and the conspiracy we enter into in order to protect the bonds we cherish with our loved ones. 108 minutes.

1 pm- Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

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. 172 minutes.

5 pm- John and the Missus (1987)

The residents of a small town in Newfoundland are devastated when the local mine — their close-knit community’s only source of work — is closed. The government wants the workers to relocate, and without many other options to choose from, most accept the settlement they’re offered and prepare to move. 100 minutes.

8 pm- The Grand Seduction (2013)

A funny and fresh English-language adaptation of the 2003 Quebecois comedy La grande séduction, this film tells the tale of a small fishing village in Newfoundland that must secure a new doctor in order to keep the community alive. 113 minutes.

Available in one of our Seven Seasons