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Ryan Reynolds flick screening on National Canadian Film Day

Things are about to get "Reel" April 20 for National Canadian Film Day.
When actor Ryan Reynolds was in Greater Sudbury in 2013, shooting The Captive, he generated a lot of interest among locals. He's now been nominated for a Northern Ontario Music and Film Award for his performance in the movie. Supplied photo.
Things are about to get "Reel" April 20 for National Canadian Film Day.

That Ryan Reynolds fever that had the city buzzing will return when the Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op in partnership with Reel Canada and the Sudbury Theatre Centre presents "The Captive" directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Ryan Reynolds as part of a double bill promoting Canadian films.

The Captive, filmed in Sudbury, features many local landmarks, and was released in 2014. It tells the story of a teenage girl named 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 Indie Cinema Co-op is once again excited to bring National Canadian Film Day to Sudbury," said Derek Young, the Co-op's chairperson.

"Each year, we try and feature a film that showcases Sudbury and we have expanded our program to include a double bill with French programming well.”

These film screenings, being held at Sudbury Theatre Centre, are a fundraising event for the Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op.

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


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