In a word, Canadian cinema is a paradox. It could be regarded as a national cinema, but without a national audience.
It could also be defined as two cinemas, English language and Quebec-based French-language.
The industry itself could be divided into the service industry for Hollywood productions and the much-smaller Canadian independents, which also could be regarded as a highly commercial cinema versus a government-subsidized cultural expression.
Michael Thoma will present a historical perspective of Canadian cinema, so that you can understand how we got here and what the future might hold.
As part of the Capilano Universe lecture series, this presentation is free. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.
Michael Thoma is the chair of the School of Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy of Media and Communications and teaches about Canadian and world cinema.
He has worked in Vancouver, Los Angeles, London and Paris as a screenwriter, story editor, author, actor and educator.
Catch it on Friday February 14, 2020 at 7 pm.
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What is Canadian Cinema? 2020
Location: North Vancouver District Public Library (Lynn Valley Branch) - 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 0A2, Canada
Time: 19:00 - 20:45