The Myth of Evangeline and the Origin of Canadian National Cinema

  title={The Myth of Evangeline and the Origin of Canadian National Cinema},
  author={Zo{\"e} Constantinides},
  journal={Film History: An International Journal},
  pages={50 - 79}
This article examines the oft-repeated claim in scholarship and popular texts that the Canadian Bioscope Company’s production of Evangeline (1913) was the first Canadian feature film. Considering the film’s reception in the press in Canada and the United States and the cultural history of the Evangeline legend in its many popular permutations and intermedial formats, the article argues that Evangeline has become an origin myth for nationalistic accounts of Canadian cinema, however strained… 

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