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This site is dedicated to the study and the promotion of alternative films with a focus on Canadian film

 

        
The above photo is from Renfrew of the Royal Mounted, released  
by Grand National in 1937. Although it is not a Canadian film, it 
represents Hollywood's influence on the Canadian film industry and 
on how Canadian films were perceived until fairly recently.   As early 
as 1922, Hollywood producer Lewis Selznick declared, "If Canadian 
stories are worthwhile making into films, companies will be sent into 
Canada to make them."  The result, as film scholar Peter Harcourt 
wrote in 1977, was that Canada's was "an invisible cinema".  The 
creators of this website invite you to join the growing body of film 
buffs,  students,  and scholars in the movement to enhance the 
visibility of Canadian and other alternative cinemas.

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