You Don’t S-eh? Homegrown Documentary BEING CANADIAN Premieres December 13 on The Movie Network and Movie Central
— November 27, 2015
– Documentary explores stereotypes about the Great White North –
– Written and directed by Robert Cohen; featuring interviews with famous Canadians Mike Myers, Alanis Morrisette, Seth Rogen, Martin Short, Howie Mandel, Cobie Smulders, Michael J. Fox, Will Arnett, Eugene Levy, and more –
“…Cohen does an excellent job of starting a conversation that, although doesn't have a one size fits all kind of answer, certainly isn't thought about enough by most of the country's residents.” – Exclaim!
“hilariously honest” – Buzzfeed Canada
“very funny…” – NPR
TORONTO (November 27, 2015) – More than just Mounties and maple syrup. Filmmaker Robert Cohen (MARON, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM), embarks on a quest across Canada to rediscover his personal identity and debunk stereotypes about his homeland in the entertaining, non-confrontational, respectful, and polite documentary, BEING CANADIAN. Following its world premiere at Hot Docs earlier this year, the film debuts Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET/MT on The Movie Network and Movie Central.
Click HERE for a sneak peek of BEING CANADIAN.
BEING CANADIAN chronicles the real life quest of proud Canadian Robert Cohen, who after leaving Calgary and moving to the U.S. to start a career as a TV comedy writer, began noticing how little people knew about his beloved homeland, and cared virtually nothing about it. After decades of ignorance, insults, and indifference, he decided to do something about it.
The 90-minute documentary features Rob on his personal quest – driving from the east coast of Canada to the west, arriving at his final destination in Vancouver on Canada Day – to make sure the country he loves is still what he remembered. He weaves his journey with interviews with a who’s who of famous Canadians such as Mike Myers, Seth Rogen, Martin Short, Howie Mandel, Michael J. Fox, Will Arnett, Alanis Morrisette, Dave Foley, Malcolm Gladwell, Cobie Smulders, Eugene Levy, and some longtime American friends like Kathy Griffin, Ben Stiller, and Conan O’Brien.
BEING CANADIAN is an Amaze Film + Television production in association with GRAiNEY Pictures, Foundation Films, and Entertainment One. Written and directed by Robert Cohen. Produced by The Sibs (Colin Keith Gray and Megan Raney Aarons). Executive produced by Michael Souther, Teza Lawrence, and Michael Lafetra.
In Eastern Canada, the documentary will be available on TMN GO and on demand. In Western Canada, it will be available on the go with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and Movie Central On Demand.
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