Five Alumni Films to Participate in Telefilm Canada’s CANADA NOW Series in NYC

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● March 20, 2018 10:00

We are pleased to share that five CFC alumni films will be participating in Telefilm Canada’s CANADA NOW film series. The series will screen at the IFC Center in New York City from March 22 to 25, 2018 and at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Los Angeles from April 12 to 15, 2018, before touring to venues nationwide.

The Canada Now 2018 showcase features a diverse, engaging, entertaining selection of the best in contemporary Canadian cinema, including alumni projects Black Cop, Cardinals, Mary Goes Round, Meditation Park and Unarmed Verses:


Two sit in a bedroom, one on the bed, one on the floor.

Friday, March 23 at 9:15 p.m.

Micro-budget thriller Cardinals stars alumna Grace Glowicki and is produced by alumnus Matt Code, executive-produced by alumnus Chris Bennett, with music by alumnus Todor Kobakov.

Unarmed Verses

A young woman stands in front of a microphone in a recording booth.

Saturday, March 24 at 5 p.m. 

Includes intro and Q&A with director Charles Officer

Award-winning documentary Unarmed Verses (winner of TIFF’s 17th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award and Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2017) is from alumni Charles Officer (writer/director) and Lea Marin (producer).

Meditation Park

Reflections of a woman and her mom in the mirror.

Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m.

Bittersweet comedy Meditation Park is written, directed and produced by alumna Mina Shum, produced by alumni Raymond Massey and Stephen Hegyes, and features alumnus Don McKellar.

Black Cop

Close up portrait of a male police officer.

Saturday, March 24 at 9:15 p.m. 

Includes intro and Q&A with director Cory Bowles

Political satire Black Cop is the first feature written and directed by alumnus Cory Bowles. It stars CBC Actors Conservatory alumna Sophia Walker and features music by Slaight Music Residency alumnus Dillon Baldassero.

Mary Goes Round

A woman inside an enclosed ferris wheel.

Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m. 

Includes intro and Q&A with director Molly McGlynn

Writer/director and CFC alumna Molly McGlynn’s first feature, Mary Goes Round, was developed at the CFC through the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Writers’ Lab. It features the work of several CFC alumni; it is produced by Matt Code, executive-produced by Aeschylus Poulos, edited by Christine Armstrong and Bryan Atkinson, and features music by Dillon Baldassero and Casey Manierka-Quaile, as well as two original songs by Lisa Conway, and an appearance by Bruce Novakowski.

CLICK HERE for additional screening details and ticket information.

CANADA NOW is presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Consulates General of Canada and with the support of Air Canada.

CLICK HERE for more information on CANADA NOW.

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Cory Angeletti-Szasz

Interim Director, Marketing & Communications