The ByTowne has closed, but has re-opened temporarily to present "The Best Of The ByTowne"
February 26 to March 7

For a schedule of films in the series, click here.

As at Sunday, February 28th, all shows are SOLD OUT.

Some returned tickets may become available; check this link.   Thank you, Ottawa!

Being Canadian

Poster art for Being CanadianIn this playful and charming ode to Canadiana, former Calgarian Robert Cohen, now a Hollywood comedy guru (‘The Simpsons’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’), comes home on an epic quest to rediscover Canada’s national identity.

Shocked and amused by how little his American friends and colleagues know about their northern neighbours, Cohen’s mission is to dispel the stereotypes (most people live in igloos), misconceptions (all police ride horses) and absurd inaccuracies (Canada’s population is 6,000) he was starting to hear too often.

Set up as coast-to-coast road movie – a tongue-in-cheek nod to Donald Shebib’s Goin’ Down The Road – Cohen crosses paths with delightful eccentrics and little-known national treasures, like Canada’s strategic reserve of maple syrup.

With an all-star line-up of Canadian comics Mike Myers, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Rick Mercer and Martin Short, musicians Rush and the Barenaked Ladies, and thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell and Kim Campbell – Being Canadian takes us on a hilarious and insightful journey full of true patriot love.

– Brett Hendrie, Hot Docs International

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