Utopia Falls premieres on Friday, February 14, on CBC Gem. Set in the not-too-distant future, admits the charred ruins of Earth, Utopia Falls follows a group of teens chosen to compete in the prestigious Exemplar performing arts competition in the seemingly idyllic colony of New Babyl. When they stumble upon a hidden archive of cultural relics, they are forced to question everything they have been taught, ultimately using the power of music to ignite change and expose the truths.
Also premiering on February 14 is Hey Lady!, which made its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Hey Lady! is about a winy old gal (Jayne Eastwood) with a whiskey voice and a bourbon appetite, who refuses to let herself be put out to pasture.
From the UK, Brassic (Premiering Feb. 21) follows a group of working-class friends who find unconventional ways to win at life.
Black History Month Collection: Charley Pride: I’m Just Me (Feb. 1), I am the Blues (Feb. 2), Elvis Goes There (Feb. 7), The Long Song (Feb. 7), Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (Feb. 24).
Valentine’s Day Collection: Love Letters from Everest (Feb. 7), Paul O’Grady for the Love of Dogs (Season 8; Feb. 14).
Canadian Film Premieres: Gènese (2018; Feb. 21). The Art of the Steal (2013; Feb. 28).
From Around the World: Karena & Kasey’s Foreign Flavours (Season 2; Feb. 7), The Family Law (Seasons 2 & 3; Feb. 14), Britannia (Season 1; Feb. 28), The ABC Murders (Feb. 28).
Documentaries: Toxic Beauty (Feb. 7), Canada’s A Drag (Season 3; Feb. 7), Dima’s Game (Feb. 7), Secrets of the Royals: Inside the Crown (Feb. 7), Portraits of Pockets (Feb. 21).
Young Adult: Chicken Girls: The Movie (Feb. 14), Intern in Chief (Feb. 21), Life with Derek (Seasons 3 & 4; Feb. 14), Vacation with Derek (Feb. 14).
Also Streaming: Past and current seasons of hit CBC series including Coronation Street, Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Heartland, Anne with an E, Still Standing, Tallboyz, Kim’s Convenience, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Schitt’s Creek, The Kids in the Hall, Being Erica.
Coming in March: Good People with Mark Sakamoto, MotherFatherSon, Canadian Classics Collection.