NFB Film Club @ Brantford Public Library
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Film Club’s programming offers up a rich and varied selection of short and feature-length films.
Join us for these free showings in our third-floor auditorium.
Matinee Screening: 2:00 p.m. / Evening Screening: 6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 23
The Hole Story, 2011 (1 hr, 19 mins.)
Using striking Images, rare archival footage and interviews, The Hole Story analyzes company profits and the impact of mining on the environmental and workers' health.
Monday, February 27
Mabel, 2016 (20 mins.)
89-year-old Mabel is feisty and fiercely independent. 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.
Debris, 2016 (15 mins.)
Intertidall artist, Pete Clarkson crafts his most ambitious and personal project to date: a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. In Clarkson's caring hands, the debris from Japan Tohoku region takes on a life of its own as he shapes it into a unique public sculpture.
Revealing Marie Saint Pierre, 2016 (38 mins.)
While her counterparts approach fashion design through illustrations and patterns, Saint Pierre sculpts a dress right onto live models. The film gives razor-sharp insights into her creative process and the quest for international recognition by a fashion designer who dares to be different.
Monday, March 20
When the Mill Closes, 2016 (52 mins.)
With so many mills closing down, what future is there for the forestry communities that sprang up and prospered around them? This film delves into the industry's glorious past and guages the true impact of mill closings on local populations.
Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth, 1980 (22 mins.)
This film shows how bush pilots are slowly being replaced. In northern towns, the emphasis is not on adapting to the north, but on remaking it in the image of the south. A thought-provoking film about northern development.
Monday, April 24
Four short films - Mobilize (2015), Paddle to the Sea (1966), Big Trees (2013) and For You, Mr. Bell (1971), (58 mins. total running time)
These films will take you on a journey from the far north to the urban south, on a canoe odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea, to a spectacular ocean view from a West End apartment in Vancouver and the profile of Alexander Graham Bell as he works to find a way to alleviate the problems of the deaf.
Celebrate National Canadian Film Day!
Brantford Public Library presents “Great Canadian Films” as part of REEL CANADA’S National Canadian Film Day. Join us for a showing of these great Canadian Films.
Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.
Main Library - Drop-In
Our Man in Tehran, 2013, rated 14A (85 mins.)
When the U.S. embassy in Iran was seized by militant Islamist revolutionaries in 1979, six American diplomats managed to escape. They found shelter in the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor and eventually escaped the strife-torn country, thanks to his efforts.
Wednesday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.
St. Paul Branch - Registration Required.
Group of Seven Artist Films (Varley, Canadian Landscape, Lismer, West Wind), (74 mins. total running time)