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This year's Canadian Screen Award nominees are screening for free across the country

The top movies at this year's Canadian Screen Awards are screening for free on March 10. Find a screening where you live.

Watch Room, Remember, Félix et Meira and more on March 10

In this image released by A24 Films, Brie Larson, left, and Jacob Tremblay appear in a scene from Room. (A24 Films/Associated Press)

Between the livestream and the broadcast on CBC Television, watching the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards is easier than microwave KD, but we wish we could say the same about finding the films that are up for best picture.

Watching a Canadian movie at your local cinema is still a challenge, especially if you don't live across the street from Toronto's TIFF Lightbox. The Cineplex chain alone operates 1,655 screens in this country, but when Room opened in theatres last fall, only 4 cinemas — in all of North America — were showing the flick, a stat that seems even more bananas now that the drama's boasting an Oscar-winning performance from Brie Larson.

So, you might want to mark March 10 on your calendar.

On that day, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is hosting free movie screenings of the CSA's top nominees, with a different title playing in five cities from coast to coast: Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and St. John's, Newfoundland

It's the first time the Academy's done it. To attend, you'll need to RSVP through their website, and PWYC donations will be accepted at each participating Cineplex theatre with proceeds benefiting local charities.

Get more info on what's playing below, where we've rounded up CBC Arts coverage on the featured films.

My Internship in Canada (Vancouver)

Félix et Meira (Calgary)

Maxime Giroux's "Félix et Meira" won Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF and other prizes around the world. The CBC's Rachelle Solomon met the director in New York City where the film was closing the Jewish Film Festival before opening across Quebec.

Remember (Winnipeg)

Atom Egoyan and Christopher Plummer on the challenges of Remember

7 years ago
Duration 1:58
Remember filmmaker Egoyan and star Plummer discuss the complexities of depicting a character with a failing memory in Remember.

 

The Forbidden Room (Montreal)

Room (St. John's)

Heads up, Toronto readers! The Academy's hosting a free screening of Room in your city, too — but on March 12 as part of Canadian Screen Week celebrations. Sign up to reserve your spot through their website.)

Watch the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards on March 13, 2016, 8pm (9AT/9:30NT) on CBC Television.

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