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Phil Comeau’s gripping doc L’Ordre secret (The Secret Order, NFB) playing in six Atlantic theatres as of December 9


December 7, 2022 – Moncton – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Soon entering its second week at Cineplex Cinemas Dieppe, where it opened on December 2, Phil Comeau’s latest feature documentary, L’Ordre secret (The Secret Order), will open at five other theatres in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Friday, December 9. In this NFB production, the filmmaker shines a spotlight on the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier, a powerful secret society that operated from 1926 to 1965, infiltrating every sector of Canadian society and forging the fate of French-language communities. It was a battle that continues to resonate today.

This theatrical release follows the film’s world premiere at the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA), where it earned a special mention from the jury and won the audience choice award.

Screening venues as of December 9 

  • Cineplex Cinemas Dieppe (for its second week running, both in its original French version and with English subtitles)
  • Cinéma du Centre de Caraquet

Phil Comeau will be present at the December 9 and 10 screenings and will take part in a Q&A after the film.

  • Cinéma Péninsule de Tracadie
  • Cinema V, Edmundston
  • North Shore Cinema, Campbellton
  • Amherst Theatre

Theatrical screenings elsewhere in Canada will be added in the new year.

About the film

L’Ordre secret (The Secret Order) by Phil Comeau (85 min)
Produced by Christine Aubé for the NFB’s Quebec, Canadian Francophonie and Acadian Documentary Studio in Moncton, in collaboration with Unis TV
Press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/the-secret-order

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French version here | Version française ici.

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