Saturday night when we came home around midnight after our Fringe Festival show we saw all these bleachers up and down our street draped with American flag style bunting. The next morning when we went outside to go to church there were American flags flying on every light standard and pole in the neighborhood. American flags were plastered on billboards, hydro boxes, and buildings. What was going on? Had the Americans invaded Canada? Considering the wacky president who currently resides in the White House even the most unbelievable scenarios can seem possible. No, an American invasion hadn’t happened overnight. Instead, we discovered that some parade scenes from an American movie called Flag Day were being shot in our neighborhood. The film stars and is directed by two- time Oscar-winner Sean Penn. Two of Sean’s children also have roles in the production which is based on the book Flim Flam Man a true story of a girl who finds out her father is a bank robber and career counterfeiter. Maybe I should have stayed outside all day to wait for a glimpse of Sean Penn but I had other things to do. The Winnipeg Exchange District is a popular location for movie makers. I’ve jokingly told people we live in the middle of a movie set. And sometimes, like yesterday, it certainly feels like that.