CUFF to host online Canadian Film Day screening of Roadkill with Don McKellar and Bruce McDonald in (virtual) attendance

Art can bring us together. Especially when we’re apart.

That’s why despite the postponement of their April gathering, our friends at the Calgary Underground Film Festival are still doing their part.

On Wednesday, April 22, they’ll be hosting an online screening of writer/director Bruce McDonald’s 1989 debut Roadkill at 7:30 p.m. to help celebrate National Canadian Film Day.

Before the screening, which will be available to stream for free from CBC Gem and Kanopy, McDonald and one of the film’s stars and co-writers Don McKellar will participate in a pre-film Zoom chat that you can access beginning at 7 p.m. from this link (code: 965 5039 1259).

For those who haven’t seen Roadkill, it’s described as, “A rock ‘n’ road movie about a girl who learns to drive.”

And here’s the synopsis from CUFF: “Bruce McDonald’s debut feature is a rock ‘n’ roll road movie that concerns the adventures of a Toronto rock promoter’s assistant, Ramona (Valerie Buhagiar), sent to track down a band called the Children of Paradise that has gone missing in northern Ontario. Ramona doesn’t drive so she recruits a pot-smoking cab driver (Larry Hudson) to take her the full 400+ km across the province. Along the way, they meet a film director (McDonald) with big dreams whose film’s subject matter is dead animals on the highway, and an aspiring serial killer who just doesn’t know how to get started (Don McKellar). Ramona may find the band in the end, but ultimately what she discovers about herself is far more important.”

For more information on the screening, please click here.