Journey back to the 1980s (and even earlier) as we revisit some of the NFB's classic feature films through this selection of trailers.
This tongue-in-cheek feature is about the misadventures of two modern men in search of bliss: macho Alex, who receives the offer of a lifetime, and sincere Blue, who goes to extravagant lengths to find the perfect bride. Alex, thrown out of the house by his wife and abandoned by his girlfriend, falls prey to a mysterious woman and her unsettling, though potentially profitable, proposition. Blue, in his relentless search, has resorted to a catalogue for a mail-order bride. He has 90 days to make up his mind before her visa expires.
This romantic comedy recreates the Montreal newspaper world of the 1940s. Stuart Gillard plays the innocent, bashful, yet ambitious reporter eager to take on life and love… often with unexpected and hilarious results.
Set to the reggae music of Jimmy Cliff, this feature drama is the bittersweet love story of Pat and Fabian, 2 teenagers with roots in the Caribbean living in 1980's Montreal. Full of warmth and humour, this film follows the couple and their friends as they cope with school, jobs, slum landlords and an unexpected pregnancy.
This feature drama tells the story of the illegal landing of a boatload of Southeast Asians on Canada's east coast in 1986. Based on an actual incident, the film follows 8 Sri Lankan Tamils who find temporary sanctuary in an isolated outport in Newfoundland after being rescued from certain death at sea by a group of fishermen. A warm portrayal of an unusual encounter between 2 cultures worlds apart.
In this feature drama, a young Canadian Indian attempts to find a place for himself. He faces culture shock as the educational system teaches him to be a white man and tries to find a way of life more meaningful to his Native culture and ancestry.
This feature film about corporate negligence sends reporter Jason Brady into battle against big business... and himself. Can he risk his marriage, his job and possibly his family's safety to save innocent children from the devastating effects of industrial pollution? Can one man buck the system and still survive?