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Where to Stream the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award Nominees
February 25, 2021
Ahead of the TFCA Awards Virtual Gala on March 9, stream all three nominees for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The winner of the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award receives a $100,000 prize—the largest purse awarded in Canadian film—with each of the runners-up receiving $5,000. Nominees And the Birds Rained Down, Anne at 13,000 ft, and White Lie are all available to stream in the comfort of your own home ahead of the big night.
Learn more about the films, read some member interviews with the directors, and find links to watch the films below. Bon cinema!
And the Birds Rained Down
Directed by Louise Archambault
Synopsis: The quiet life of three elderly hermits living deep in the woods is shaken by the arrival of an octogenarian unjustly institutionalized all of her life and a young photographer interviewing survivors of the area’s deadliest forest fire.
Director Louise Archambault discusses her adaptation of Jocelyne Saucier’s beloved novel in this interview with Pat Mullen, and dishes on Tom Waits, life, and Amour.
And the Birds Rained Down is available on: MK2 Virtual Cinema, Crave, Vimeo, Google Play, iTunes, and DVD
Anne at 13,000 ft.
Directed by Kazik Radwanski
Synopsis: Anne (Deragh Campbell, I Used To Be Darker) has a seemingly ordinary and stable life as a single daycare worker in Toronto. But after an overwhelming skydiving trip for her best friend Sara’s bachelorette party, the ground shifts beneath Anne’s feet.
In this interview with José Teodoro, director Kazik Radwanski discusses his skydiving act with star Deragh Campbell and how growing up in Toronto informs his work from Tower to Anne at 13,000 ft.
Anne at 13,000 ft is available to stream via: TIFF Digital Cinema, Kingston Canadian Film Festival (March 2-7), Vancouver Cinematheque (March 5-April 1)
Directed by Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis
Synopsis: Katie Arneson is faking cancer. A year in, Katie’s lie has granted her a new life as a campus celebrity. As she struggles to provide the documentation needed for a bursary for sick students, her secret grows harder to conceal, threatening to irrevocably hurt her and those she loves.
Directors Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis discuss their process of straddling genres in White Lie in this interview with Jason Gorber and reflect upon their collaborative process and challenging narrative closure.
Available to stream on: Apple TV, Crave, Hoopla, iTunes, Vimeo, and Google Play.