NCFD is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema.
Wednesday, April 17 – 7:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Admission: FREE (tickets available at Uptown Box Office)
Directed by: Moze Mossanen
Documentary, PG, 84 minutes (Canada)
What would you do if 6,600 people unexpectedly landed in your small town with no place to stay? For the 11,000 people of Gander, Newfoundland, this incredible event happened in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, when nearly 40 planes are rerouted and grounded there. This documentary shows how this town in Newfoundland came together to feed, shelter and support all of the stranded airline passengers for 6 days. With interviews from a selection of airline passengers and residents of the town, this emotional and inspirational documentary tells the incredible true story that inspired the smash-hit musical Come From Away.
Moze Mossanen is a director, writer and producer who has created a body of popular and critically acclaimed work that have included a unique blend of drama, documentary, music and performance. These films “Year of the Lion” (winner of three Gemini Awards and the Jury Prize at the Yorkton Film Festival); “Roxana” (winner of two Golden Sheaf awards, the CSC Award for Cinematography and two Gemini Awards); and “Nureyev” (winner of the Golden Sheaf Award and two Gemini awards, including one for Best Direction for Moze). His 2013 doc, “Unsung”, a documentary about the world of show choirs, won the Canadian Screen Award in 2015. CBC aired his 2018 feature doc, “My Piece of the City”, in September 2018. His most recent feature doc, “You Are Here”, about the actual people who inspired the current Broadway hit, “Come From Away”, was released on HBO Canada in September 2018. The film won the Audience Award at CineFest in October 2018 and two CSA Awards including Best Documentary in March 2019.