Canada on Screen: ATANARJUAT

Apr 19th, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

April 19, 2017 at 7pm (Venue is Carnival Cinemas)

FREE Tickets available as of March 1st, 2017

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery’s Reel Movie Mondays program is excited to partner with TIFF to screen the Canadian film ATANARJUAT: THE FAST RUNNER as part of REEL CANADA’s National Canadian Film Day 150 on April 19th. On this day REEL CANADA will present over 150 free screenings across Canada at Film Circuit locations. Film titles have been be chosen from the Canada on Screen list, TIFF’s free year-long programme celebrating Canada 150.

National Canadian Film Day

The Reel Movie Mondays screening of ATANARJUAT: THE FAST RUNNER will take place at Carnival Cinemas on April 19, 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are FREE to pick up in advance at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, reserve by phone 403.309.8405 or online here. There are limited seats available so make sure to grab a ticket early to guarantee a seat.



Directed by Zacharias Kunuk, 2001 | Canada | 161 minutes | Inuktitut w/English subtitles| Action/Adventure/Drama| 14A

Based on an ancient Inuit legend, Atanarjuat is an epic tale of love, betrayal and revenge. The beautiful Atuat (Ivalu) has been promised to the short-fused Oki (Arnatsiaq), the son of the tribe’s leader. However, she loves the good-natured Atanarjuat (Ungalaaq), a fast runner and excellent hunter. When Atanarjuat is forced to battle the jealous Oki for Atuat’s hand, the events that follow determine not only his fate, but that of his people.

Atanarjuat won 20 awards, including eight Genies and the Caméra d’Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

“I am not surprised that The Fast Runner has been a box office hit in its opening engagements. It is unlike anything most audiences will have ever seen, and yet it tells a universal story.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Cast: Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu


Canada on Screen is a co-production between TIFF, Library and Archives Canada, the Cinémathèque québécoise, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver for Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. Beginning in January and running throughout the year, this free programme will present moving-image installations, special events and guests, an extensive online catalogue, and screenings across the country, all based on a list of 150 essential moving-image works from Canada’s history, and compiled through a national poll of industry professionals.

The Government of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada and the Government of Ontario are Presenting Partners of Canada on Screen.

Canada on Screen is supported by Telefilm Canada.

Canada on Screen is co-produced by Library and Archives Canada, The Cinémathèque québécoise, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver.

National Canadian Film Day 150 is presented by REEL CANADA.

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