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Saturdays are movie nights! Cozy up with some Canadian classics on CBC

In response to the postponement of the NHL season due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, CBC is hosting Movie Night in Canada, a celebration of acclaimed Canadian films.

In response to the postponement of the NHL season due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, CBC is hosting Movie Night in Canada, a celebration of acclaimed Canadian films. 

Here's what's playing back-to-back every Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. (8 AT, 8:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.

Saturday, March 21

Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (CBC)

Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013) - 7 p.m. (8 AT, 8:30 NT)

The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44, starring Michael Shanks (Unspeakable) and Kathleen Robertson (Northern Rescue). 

Goalie (2018) (CBC)

Goalie (2018) - 9 p.m. (10 AT, 10:30 NT)

The life of a professional hockey player was not always a glamorous one. For legendary goaltender Terry Sawchuk (Mark O'Brien, Marriage Story), each save means one more gash to his unmasked face and one more drink to numb the pain. Even with a wife (Georgina Reilly, Murdoch Mysteries) and seven children at home, he is haunted by the void left from his childhood which he tried to fill with cheering crowds. Sawchuk traveled across the country racking up 103 shutouts and 400 stitches to his face, proving that this is a man who lives, breathes, and dies a goalie. The film is directed by Adriana Maggs, and also stars Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

Saturday, March 28

Hyena Road (2015) (Hyena Productions Inc.)

Hyena Road (2015) - 7 p.m. (8 AT, 8:30 NT) 

Three men, three different paths, caught in conflict but brought together to save lives: a highly skilled sniper who can't think of his targets as human; an intelligence officer who has never killed while on duty; and a legendary Afghan warrior who left war behind but gets pulled back to battle. Starring Rossif Sutherland (Catastrophe), Paul Gross (Caught), and Christine Horne (Hey Lady!), with Allan Hawco (Caught) and Clark Johnson (Bosch).

The Right Kind of Wrong (2013) (CBC)

The Right Kind of Wrong (2013) - 9:30 p.m. (10:30 AT, 11 NT, 10:30 PT)

The story of Leo Palamino (Ryan Kwanten, True Blood), a failed writer-dishwasher made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called "Why You Suck," written by his ex-wife. He meets Colette (Sara Canning, Nancy Drew), the girl of his dreams, on the day she is marrying the perfect man. And so the ultimate underdog love story begins in which Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show Colette and the whole world all that is right with a man famous for being wrong. Also starring Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek).

Saturday, April 4

Race (2016) (CBC)

Race (2016) - 7 p.m. (8 AT, 8:30 NT)

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympic Games, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Directed by Stephen Hopkins, Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend. Starring Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk).

Across The Line (2015) (© 2013 Ed Araquel)

Across The Line (2015) - 10 p.m. (11 AT, 11:30 NT, 12 MT, 10:30 PT) 

In Director X's feature debut, Stephan James stars as an NHL-hopeful hockey prodigy in small-town Nova Scotia whose career prospects are in jeopardy when tensions in his community come to a head.

Saturday, April 11

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) (© 2013 Ed Araquel)

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) - 7 p.m. (8 AT, 8:30 NT)

Hector is a successful, well-meaning and eccentric professional, filled with childlike wonder, but he's stuck. He's a psychiatrist with a busy practice, living with his beautiful girlfriend in London, but his patients aren't getting any happier and his relationship isn't going anywhere. And so, Hector sets off on a global quest in search of happiness. This comedy directed by Peter Chelsom, stars Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible series), Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Golden Globe winner Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl), Jean Reno (Ronin), Veronica Ferres (SCHTONK!), and Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners).

Window Horses (2016) (CBC)

Window Horses (2016) - 9:30pm (10:30 AT, 11 NT, 10:30 PT)

This animated film featuring the voices of Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Sandra Oh, tells the story of a young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents who travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival.