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NFB Film Club

NFB Film Club Libraries across Canada take part in this free program in which the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) distributes bold and distinctive social issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and innovative digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB Film Club is a FREE initiative specifically created for all Public Libraries across the country.

  • NFB Film Club @ the Antigonish Library For more information please contact the library at 902 863-4276.

    2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00pm

    All are welcome to join us for a monthly screening of a National Film Board of Canada documentary film. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

    • "Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen" - Tuesday, Nov 14, 2:00pm
      About the film: "Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen" - Produced in 1965, this is an informal portrait of Montreal poet, novelist and songwriter Leonard Cohen, seen here reading his poetry to a rapt audience, relaxing with family and friends, and spending time on his own. (44 minutes) To view film trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/ladies_and_gentlemen_mr_leonard_cohen/
    • "The Road Forward" - Tuesday, Dec 12, 2:00pm
      About the film: This electrifying musical documentary links a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Interviews and musical sequences describe how a tiny movement grew to become a successful voice for change across the country. 'The Road Forward' seamlessly connects past and present through superbly produced story-songs featuring soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. (101 minutes)
      To view film trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/road_forward (... to be released, November 2017).
  • NFB Film Club @ the Pictou Library For more information please contact the library at 902 485-5021.

    2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm

    All are welcome to join us for screenings of National Film Board of Canada documentary films. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

    • "Song of the Paddle" - Tuesday, Oct 10, 1:00pm
      About the film: "Song of the Paddle" - Outdoorsman Bill Mason and his wife and two children embark on a wilderness canoe camping holiday. In this film, the art of canoeing is more than technical expertise: it becomes a family experience of shared joy. Along the way there are countless adventures and much lovely scenery, including the Indigenous rock carvings of Lake Superior. (41 min). To view the film trailer, please visit https://www.nfb.ca/film/song_of_the_paddle/

    • "Waterwalker" & "Log Driver's Waltz"- Tuesday, Nov 14, 1:00pm
      About the films: "Waterwalker" - Follow naturalist Bill Mason on his journey by canoe into the Ontario wilderness. The filmmaker begins on Lake Superior, then explores winding and sometimes tortuous river waters to the meadowlands of the river's source. Along the way, Mason muses about his love of the canoe, his artwork and his own relationship to the land. Features breathtaking visuals and a musical score by one of Canada's most renowned musicians, Bruce Cockburn. (87 min) To view film trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/waterwalker/

      Also features a screening of the classic short film - "Log Driver's Waltz"! A young girl who loves to dance and is ready to marry chooses a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition. Driving logs down the river has made him the best dancing partner around. This lighthearted, animated tale is based on Wade Hemsworth's song "The Log Driver's Waltz," sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle to the music of the Mountain City Four. (4 min)

    • "Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen" - Tuesday, Dec 12, 1:00pm
      About the film: "Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen" - Produced in 1965, this is an informal portrait of Montreal poet, novelist and songwriter Leonard Cohen, seen here reading his poetry to a rapt audience, relaxing with family and friends, and spending time on his own. (44 minutes) To view film trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/ladies_and_gentlemen_mr_leonard_cohen/

  • NFB Film Club @ the River John Library For more information please contact the library at 902 351-2599.

    Last Thursday of the month, 6:15pm

    All are welcome to join us for a monthly screening of a National Film Board of Canada documentary film. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

    • "Song of the Paddle" & 4 short films - "Big Drive", "Gone Curling", "Corral", "Nahanni" - Thursday, Sept 28, 6:15pm
      About the films:

      "Big Drive" - This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 sisters squeeze into the back of the family car for a long journey. While the parents keep a steady watch on the road ahead, restlessness gradually gives way to mayhem in the car's close quarters. Just before the ride becomes unbearable, the sisters are inspired to combine their creative energy and the big drive becomes an even bigger adventure. (10 min). To view the film, please visit https://www.nfb.ca/film/big_drive/

      "Gone Curling" - This short comedy follows a visitor to the prairies as he slowly discovers the cult of curling. At first, our protagonist doesn't seem to understand why everyone is so crazy about curling, but once he studies up, buys the right gear, and gets a few lessons, he can't be stopped. This hilarious short film records the history of a rookie's first game. Even non-curlers will feel the pull of the stones and the flick of the brooms in this choice rink-side view. (10 min). To view the film, please visit, https://www.nfb.ca/film/gone_curling/

      "Corral" - Colin Low's classic romantic portrait of a cowboy rounding up wild horses, lassoing one of the high-spirited animals in the corral, and then going for a glorious ride across the visually spectacular Rocky Mountain foothills in Alberta. (12 min) To view the film, please visit, https://www.nfb.ca/film/corral/

      "Nahanni" - The legend of a lost gold mine and a river in the Northwest Territories that lures men to their doom. Albert Faille, an aging prospector, has set out time and again to find hidden gold. His route takes him through a wild and awesome landscape that sets the mood for this Canadian odyssey. (19 min) To view the film, please visit, https://www.nfb.ca/film/nahanni/

      "Song of the Paddle" - Outdoorsman Bill Mason and his wife and two children embark on a wilderness canoe camping holiday. In this film, the art of canoeing is more than technical expertise: it becomes a family experience of shared joy. Along the way there are countless adventures and much lovely scenery, including the Indigenous rock carvings of Lake Superior. (41 min). To view the film trailer, please visit https://www.nfb.ca/film/song_of_the_paddle/

    • "Aboriginal Architecture, Living Architecture" - Thursday, Oct 26, 6:15pm
      About the film: "Aboriginal Architecture, Living Architecture" - Everyone is familiar with traditional types of Aboriginal architecture. But how much do we really know about the various structures Indigenous peoples designed, engineered and built? Featuring expert commentary and stunning imagery, this documentary provides a virtual tour of seven Aboriginal communities, revealing how each is actively reinterpreting and adapting traditional forms for contemporary purposes. (93 min)

    • "Waterwalker" & "Log Driver's Waltz" - Thursday, Nov 30, 6:15pm
      About the films: "Waterwalker" - Follow naturalist Bill Mason on his journey by canoe into the Ontario wilderness. The filmmaker begins on Lake Superior, then explores winding and sometimes tortuous river waters to the meadowlands of the river's source. Along the way, Mason muses about his love of the canoe, his artwork and his own relationship to the land. Features breathtaking visuals and a musical score by one of Canada's most renowned musicians, Bruce Cockburn. (87 min) To view film trailer, please visit: https://www.nfb.ca/film/waterwalker/

      Also features a screening of the classic short film - "Log Driver's Waltz"! A young girl who loves to dance and is ready to marry chooses a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition. Driving logs down the river has made him the best dancing partner around. This lighthearted, animated tale is based on Wade Hemsworth's song "The Log Driver's Waltz," sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle to the music of the Mountain City Four. (4 min)
  • NFB Film Club @ the Westville Library For more information please contact the library at 902 396-5022.

    6:00pm

    All are welcome to join us for a monthly screening of a National Film Board of Canada documentary film. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

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  • NFB Film Club @ the New Glasgow Library For more information please contact the library at 902 752-8233.

    All are welcome to join us for screenings of National Film Board of Canada documentary films. Bring snacks (peanut-free please), all are welcome!

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