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OH CANADA Double Feature

National Film Board (NFB) of Canada Shorts | Meatballs

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Sep 2

OH CANADA Double Feature

National Film Board (NFB) of Canada Shorts including: Beaver People (1928); Invasion of the the Space Lobsters (2005); Runaway (2009); Walk in the Forest (2009); If I Was God (2015); and The Big Snit (1985).


Intermission: 10 Minutes


Meatballs (1979, 1h 33 mins, rated PG, directed by Ivan Reitman) a light screwball comedy that turned its low-budget Canadian roots into a very profitable box-office run… thanks in part, to its star, Bill Murray. Shot in Haliburton County (with many ‘locals’ cast as extras) and set in a low-end summer camp, Camp Northstar, the film centres around the battle with the wealthier and athletically superior residents of Camp Mohawk. The challenging events include cup stacking, potato-sack racing, and a nauseating hot dog-eating contest. Meatballs was the first major directorial effort by multi-talented filmmaker Ivan Reitman, whose name has since become synonymous with the comedy genre.

Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZRcvSfMgj4

Illustration by Brenden Black.