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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.

    4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

    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!

    • Mabel, Debris, Revealing Marie Saint Pierre (3 short films) - Tuesday, January 24, 7:00pm
      About the films:
      MABEL
      Feisty, fiercely independent and firmly rooted in place, 90 year-old Mabel Robinson broke barriers back in the 40s when she became the first woman in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, to launch her own business—a hairdressing salon where she still provides shampoo-n-sets over 70 years later. Weaving animation and archival imagery with intimate and laugh out loud moments in the salon, the film celebrates the power of friendship, doing what you love and staying active. With no desire to retire anytime soon, Mabel gives voice to a generation who are not front and center of cinema or the pop hairstyles of the day, and subtly shifts the lens on our perception of beauty and the elderly. It took a lot of moxie to become the first woman in her community to be a wife, mother and small business owner at a time when women were burning their curlers along with their bras! (20 min)
      DEBRIS
      A portrait of Tofino, BC, intertidal artist Pete Clarkson as he crafts his most ambitious and personal project to date: a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. When splintered timber and other objects started to wash ashore, the disaster hit home for Clarkson, and the inspiration for his memorial was born. In Clarkson’s caring hands, the debris from Japan’s Tohoku region takes on a life of its own as he shapes it into a unique public sculpture. (15 min)
      REVEALING MARIE SAINT PIERRE
      Marie Saint Pierre could have been a filmmaker, a sculptor, or a painter, but the world- class fashion designer chose fabric as her canvas, channeling her creative energy into empowering designs for women. While her counterparts approach the craft through illustrations and patterns, Saint Pierre dives into design, sculpting a dress right onto the body of a live model. Revealing Marie Saint Pierre gives razor-sharp insights into her creative process and the quest for international recognition by a fashion designer who dares to be different. (38 min)
    • Ninth Floor - Tuesday, February 28, 7:00pm
      This month's selection will honour Black History Month.
      About the film: It started quietly when a group of Caribbean students, strangers in a cold new land, began to suspect their professor of racism. It ended in the most explosive student uprising Canada has ever know. Over four decades later, 'Ninth Floor' reopens the file the file on the infamous Sir George Williams Riot - a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. (2015 | 81min)
    • Arctic Defenders - Tuesday, March 28, 7:00pm
      About the film: Set in the dramatic and alluring landscape of the north, 'Arctic Defenders' tells the remarkable story that began in1968 with a radical Inuit movement that changed the political landscape forever. It lead to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young visionary Inuit with a dream - the governance of their territory - the creation of Nunavut. The story reveals Canada’s misguided attempts at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined people who changed the rules of the game. (2013 | 90 min)
    • Limit is the Sky - Tuesday, April 25, 7:00pm
      About the film: 'Limit Is the Sky' is an unflinchingly honest portrait of a new generation of youth: diverse, ambitious, and driven by the seductive lure of big cash and the lifestyle it buys. The film follows six young Canadians, including refugees from the Middle East and Africa, who come to Fort McMurray, a city of immense sky and dusty winds. It is also the capital of the third-largest oil reserve in the world. “Fort Mac,” as it’s known, becomes a testing ground for these young dreamers as they struggle with their own perceptions of money, glory and self-worth, amid plummeting oil prices, an unpredictable economy and, most recently, awe-inspiring wildfires. (2016 | 89 min)
  • 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!

    • Arctic Defenders - Thursday, January 26, 6:15pm
      About the film: Set in the dramatic and alluring landscape of the north, 'Arctic Defenders' tells the remarkable story that began in1968 with a radical Inuit movement that changed the political landscape forever. It lead to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young visionary Inuit with a dream - the governance of their territory - the creation of Nunavut. The story reveals Canada’s misguided attempts at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined people who changed the rules of the game. (2013 | 90 min)
    • Ninth Floor - Thursday, February 23, 6:15pm
      This month's selection will honour Black History Month.
      About the film: It started quietly when a group of Caribbean students, strangers in a cold new land, began to suspect their professor of racism. It ended in the most explosive student uprising Canada has ever know. Over four decades later, 'Ninth Floor' reopens the file the file on the infamous Sir George Williams Riot - a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. (2015 | 81min)
    • Limit is the Sky - Thursday, March 30, 6:15pm
      About the film: 'Limit Is the Sky' is an unflinchingly honest portrait of a new generation of youth: diverse, ambitious, and driven by the seductive lure of big cash and the lifestyle it buys. The film follows six young Canadians, including refugees from the Middle East and Africa, who come to Fort McMurray, a city of immense sky and dusty winds. It is also the capital of the third-largest oil reserve in the world. “Fort Mac,” as it’s known, becomes a testing ground for these young dreamers as they struggle with their own perceptions of money, glory and self-worth, amid plummeting oil prices, an unpredictable economy and, most recently, awe-inspiring wildfires. (2016 | 89 min)
    • Mabel, Debris, Revealing Marie Saint Pierre (3 short films) - Thursday, April 27, 6:15pm
      About the films:
      MABEL
      Feisty, fiercely independent and firmly rooted in place, 90 year-old Mabel Robinson broke barriers back in the 40s when she became the first woman in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, to launch her own business—a hairdressing salon where she still provides shampoo-n-sets over 70 years later. Weaving animation and archival imagery with intimate and laugh out loud moments in the salon, the film celebrates the power of friendship, doing what you love and staying active. With no desire to retire anytime soon, Mabel gives voice to a generation who are not front and center of cinema or the pop hairstyles of the day, and subtly shifts the lens on our perception of beauty and the elderly. It took a lot of moxie to become the first woman in her community to be a wife, mother and small business owner at a time when women were burning their curlers along with their bras! (20 min)
      DEBRIS
      A portrait of Tofino, BC, intertidal artist Pete Clarkson as he crafts his most ambitious and personal project to date: a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. When splintered timber and other objects started to wash ashore, the disaster hit home for Clarkson, and the inspiration for his memorial was born. In Clarkson’s caring hands, the debris from Japan’s Tohoku region takes on a life of its own as he shapes it into a unique public sculpture. (15 min)
      REVEALING MARIE SAINT PIERRE
      Marie Saint Pierre could have been a filmmaker, a sculptor, or a painter, but the world- class fashion designer chose fabric as her canvas, channeling her creative energy into empowering designs for women. While her counterparts approach the craft through illustrations and patterns, Saint Pierre dives into design, sculpting a dress right onto the body of a live model. Revealing Marie Saint Pierre gives razor-sharp insights into her creative process and the quest for international recognition by a fashion designer who dares to be different. (38 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!

    • Limit is the Sky - Thursday, January 19, 6:30pm
      About the film: 'Limit Is the Sky' is an unflinchingly honest portrait of a new generation of youth: diverse, ambitious, and driven by the seductive lure of big cash and the lifestyle it buys. The film follows six young Canadians, including refugees from the Middle East and Africa, who come to Fort McMurray, a city of immense sky and dusty winds. It is also the capital of the third-largest oil reserve in the world. “Fort Mac,” as it’s known, becomes a testing ground for these young dreamers as they struggle with their own perceptions of money, glory and self-worth, amid plummeting oil prices, an unpredictable economy and, most recently, awe-inspiring wildfires. (2016 | 89 min)
    • The Grasslands Project - Thursday, February 23, 6:30pm
      About the film:The southern Prairies are a unique region of Canada. Here, neighbours look out for each other, community come together - and it takes a gentle but persistent hand to get the fiercely independent prairie residents to share their fascinating stories. The NFB's North West Studio set out on a mission to find these stories about life on the Prairies, and used its expertise and resources to turn them into a series of short documentaries.
      (2016 | 87 min)
  • 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!

    • Ninth Floor - Tuesday, February 28, 7:00pm
      This month's selection will honour Black History Month.
      About the film: It started quietly when a group of Caribbean students, strangers in a cold new land, began to suspect their professor of racism. It ended in the most explosive student uprising Canada has ever know. Over four decades later, 'Ninth Floor' reopens the file the file on the infamous Sir George Williams Riot - a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. (2015 | 81min)