Announcing the O Canada Blogathon 2018!

Time once again for the wonderful annual event that celebrates Canada’s contributions to film history and pop culture! The O Canada blogathon 2017, to occur FEB 9-11, 2018, will look at the many ways Canadian people, subjects and settings have shaped cinema and TV.

Your co-hosts are: Ruth of Silver Screenings  and Kristina of Speakeasy

Do you need ideas? Read on…

Bios and/or film(s) of anyone from Up North, like:

  • Norma Shearer
  • Mary Pickford
  • Raymond Burr
  • Rod Cameron
  • Jack Carson
  • Hume Cronyn
  • Glenn Ford
  • Yvonne de Carlo
  • Marie Dressler
  • Douglas Dumbrille
  • Deanna Durbin
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Jonathan Frid
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Lorne Greene
  • June Havoc
  • Walter Huston
  • John Ireland
  • Ruby Keeler
  • Margot Kidder
  • Gene Lockhart
  • Raymond Massey
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Leslie Nielsen
  • Walter Pidgeon
  • Christopher Plummer
  • John Qualen
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Ann Rutherford
  • Alexis Smith
  • Jay Silverheels
  • William Shatner
  • Ned Sparks
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Fay Wray
  • more names
  • silent stars, male and female

Talent behind the camera:

Canadian films/TV series/productions, subjects relating to Canada, anything prominently set or shot here, or adapted from a Canadian writer:

  • I Confess
  • River of No Return
  • Niagara
  • Hudson’s Bay
  • The Devil’s Brigade
  • The Immortal Battalion
  • Corvette K225 (and many other war movies involving Canadian military)
  • Island in the Sky
  • Rose Marie
  • Face Off
  • A Bullet for Joey
  • The Brood
  • The Fly
  • The Changeling
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
  • Room
  • Life of Pi
  • The English Patient
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Atlantic City
  • Scanners
  • Northwest Trail
  • Owning Mahoney
  • Zero Hour
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Mounted Police (plus MANY more Mountie movies)
  • more films set in Canada

…or anything special and unique to the Canadian movie/TV experience.


  • No exact duplicate topics please, but if, for example, a person is being profiled with a bio, you can still cover a specific movie by/with them
  • post any day during the blogathon
  • help promote the event via #OCanadaBlogathon

Please check the roster below to see which topics are already taken, and use this signup form: (or click here to open form in new window)

…then help yourself to any of the lovely banners seen on this page. Thanks for joining us eh, and see you FEB 9-11, 2018!

relive the great 2014, 2016 and 2017 events.

The roster so far:  (or click here to open roster in new window)


#FoodinFilm Blogathon – Apéritif

Thanks everybody, for making this such a grand feast!

Silver Screenings

Image: Popkey

Thanks to everyone who joined the Food in Film Blogathon. It was a terrific feast filled with wonderful treats (as we knew it would be).

Thanks to bloggers who showed us new ways to look at food – and films we thought we knew.

Thanks to readers for stopping by and spending time with us.

And a special thanks to Kristina of Speakeasy for being a wonderful co-host and maître d extraordinaire.

Click HERE for the full archive of posts and related links. Any bloggers posting after this will be added to this archive.

In the meantime, we have a few final entrées you’re sure to enjoy.

Champagne for Lunch
Ponyo (2009) from Studio Ghibli

Random Pictures
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)

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#FoodinFilm Blogathon – Day 2

Today’s entries span the globe and range from the ultimate New Year’s Eve menu, to Italian restaurants, to ramen and fast food –something for every taste!

Bloggers: If we missed your post in this roundup, don’t worry. You’ll find it on tomorrow’s menu.

Until then, dig in to today’s entrees. Buon appetito!


Cinematic Scribblings: Adua and Her Friends (1960)

Wide Screen World: Super Size Me (2004)  

Silver Screenings: Food in Bachelor Mother (1939) 


Taking Up Room: The Ramen Girl (2008) 

Speakeasy: Big Night (1996)   

Movie Night Group: Ninotchka (1939)  

Life Is Sweet Enough: Chef-Driven Grilled Cheese

The Midnite Drive-In: Eating Raoul (1982) and Delicatessen (1991)  

The Tramp sees the girl across the restaurant as he scoops up beans

Once Upon a Screen: Charlie Chaplin: The Art of the Meal   

Love Letters to Old Hollywood: If You Could Only Cook (1935) 

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Anybody Got a Match?: Cool Hand Luke (1967)  


Totally Filmi: Ustad Hotel (2012) 

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Critica Retrô: Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Come back here tomorrow night for more, and visit the event main page to catch up on all the posts.