Cape Breton Regional Library

Louisbourg Library presents the Iron Road

April 19th National Canadian Film Day – Celebrate great Canadian films!

Louisbourg Library presents: 

Iron Road   7 pm (2009, Director: David Wu, 99 mins.)  in partnership with the Louisbourg Playhouse

A tale of forbidden love set against the building of the Canadian railway in the 1880’s, Iron Road tells the story of a Chinese woman (Li) who disguises herself as a man and persuades the son of a railroad tycoon (Luke Macfarlane) to hire her onto the explosives crew.

Soon, though, she finds herself falling in love with him, and as the physical terrain becomes more dangerous, so does the landscape of the heart. Beautifully shot and featuring screen legend Peter O’Toole in one of his last roles, Iron Road revisits an important and controversial time in Canadian history.

Originally broadcast as a CBC miniseries, REEL CANADA is proud to present the feature version of this epic tale that spans two continents.


Sponsored by: REEL CANADA | Canada 150 | Ontario 150


Louisbourg Playhouse - 11 Aberdeen Street

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