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No, Ryan Reynolds isn't coming for Nat'l Film Day

There's some confusion on social media about who's introducing 'The Captive'
No, Ryan Reynolds is not going to be on hand to introduce

So social media went a little nuts today after a local radio station posted that Ryan Reynolds — pert-fannied star of "Deadpool" and husband to Blake Lively — would be in the Nickel City next week to introduce his film, "The Captive," which was filmed in Sudbury in 2013, at National Film Day on April 20.

Well, that's not the case. It turns out there was some misunderstanding of a headline that appeared on another city news website.

So, sadly, Reynolds isn't going to be here next week for National Film Day, which is presented by the Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op in partnership with Reel Canada and the Sudbury Theatre Centre.

However, Derek Young, one of the minds behind National Film Day, said someone special will be introducing "The Captive" next week.

The film's director, Atom Egoyan, will be Skyping in from Europe to introduce the movie. It might not be Reynolds, but it's still pretty cool.

In other National Film Day (NFD) news, Sudbury's 2015 celebration of film was among the top five NFD events in Canada last year in terms of attendance.

"The Captive," filmed in Sudbury, features many local landmarks, and was released in 2014. It tells the story of a teenage girl, Cassandra, who is locked up against her will, unable to contact her family to let them know she's still alive.

The cinema co-op will also present "Incendies" with English subtitles. This film is directed by another Canadian, Denis Villeneuve, and was filmed in Montreal and Amman, Jordan. "Incendies" is a mother's last wish that sends twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots.

The film screenings are being held at Sudbury Theatre Centre and are a fundraiser for the Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op.

Tickets start at $16 and are on sale now at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Visit


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