2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday and as a country we have been celebrating all year what makes us great.; what shapes our distinct and rich culture. Earlier this year we at Sullivan Entertainment were lucky enough to be approached by TIFF to not only do a screening of our beloved Anne of Green Gables, but to also be included in their Canada On Screen digital archive as one of the films that is so very distinctly Canadian.
We know that Anne means a lot to people, that her influence can be seen for generations. And knowing that we contributed to that, that we could help inspire and influence by telling the story of a lonely little girl who finds family, love and realizes her dreams, makes us proud. Beyond words.
In the write up, by David Davidson, in the Canada On Screen digital archive it says that Anne Of Green Gables is filled with, “enthusiasm and melancholy, perseverance and grief, romance and regret — in short, a dollop of everything that contributes to the human experience. Still a resonant cornerstone of our national cultural identity, Anne of Green Gables pays affectingly nostalgic tribute to the slower pace and simpler times of an earlier era, while its heroine embodies such “truly Canadian” values as moral conviction, intelligence, and perhaps most importantly, empathy and understanding towards other people.”
We couldn’t agree more. Please take a moment to visit the TIFF Canada On Screen site (at the following link:http://www.tiffcanadaonscreen.com/television/anne-of-green-gables) and meander through all the truly wonderful Canadian content. Our country produces strong stories and story tellers and that is something we should be extremely proud of.