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.
March 20, April 24, May 29, June 26 - Matinee Screening: 2:00 p.m. / Evening Screening: 6:00 p.m.
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.
Monday, May 29
Limit is the Sky, (2016, 107 mins.)
This film follows the hopeful young workers as they do their best to join the ranks of the highly paid oil-field labourers who have made "Fort Mac" a boomtown. But what happens when the boomtown goes bust, and a wildfire known as "the beast" comes to call? Can, and will, these aptly named "gold-collar workers" hang on?
Monday, June 26
In Celebration of Canada: 6 short documentaries about who we are and where we are from: Gone Curling, Red Path, Grasslands Project: No Other Place, Newfoundland: Atlantic Province, Nahanni, Canada: Landform Regions (total running time: 86 mins.)
July 17 & August 28 - Evening Screening: 6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 17
The Grasslands Project, 2016 (87 mins.)
The southern Prairies are among the most accessible but also the least known, of all the regions in Canada. Filmmaker, Scott Parker travelled to this region to produce 10 short documentaries based on community-generated ideas. Subjects, themes, even interview questions were all conceived with significant community input, and each film was screened with the participants to get their feedback and final approval.
Monday, August 28
Arctic Defenders, 2013 (89 mins.)
Set in the dramatic and alluring landscape of the North, this film tells a remarkable story that began in 1968 with a radical Inuit movement that changed the political landscape forever. It led to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young, visionary Inuit with a dream: the creation of Nunavut. The film reveals Canada's misguided attempts at sovereignty in the Nort and finds hope and inspiration in the stories of determined people who changed the rules of the game.
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)
National Aboriginal Day: A Film Presentation
A celebration of Native Culture via film! Featuring films for all ages and sponsored by the National Film Board of Canada.
Join us for a showing of:
Lord of the Sky, Maq and the Spirit of the Woods, Summer Legend, Aboriginality, Mobilize, Mousewoman and the Porcupine Hunter.
Total running time: 52 mins.
Wednesday, June 21 / 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. / Main Library
Tuesday Musical Matinees
Relax and join us for some of the most entertaining musicals ever produced.
July 11 - Brigadoon, (1954, 108 mins.)
July 25 - Singin' in the Rain, (1952, 101 mins.)
August 8 - Wizard of Oz (1939, 103 mins.)
August 22 - Mamma Mia, (2008, 108 mins.)
Films start at 2:00 p.m.
Just drop in!