Film Series

Sep 26

NFB Film Club - Obachan’s Garden

The National Film Board of Canada Film Club's programming offers up a rich and varied selection of short and feature-length films.

Join us for a showing of: Obachan's Garden, 2001 (94 mins.)
Peeling back the layers of her grandmother's life, filmmaker Linda Ohama discovers a painful, buried past in this feature-length documentary. Asayo Murakami, 103 years old, recalls life in Japan, her arrival in Canada as a "picture bride," her determination to marry a man of her choice, the bombing of Hiroshima and the forced relocation of her family during WWII.

Registration required, call 519-753-2179 to register.

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Oct 31

NFB Film Club - Theatre of Life

The National Film Board of Canada Film Club's programming offers up a rich and varied selection of short and feature-length films.

We will be showing: Theater of Life, 2016 (94 mins.)
Theater of Life captures the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents—refugees, recovering addicts, former sex workers, and other disadvantaged people.

Registration required, call 519-753-2179 to register.

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Nov 28

NFB Film Club - John McCrae’s War: In Flanders Fields and Frontlines

The National Film Board of Canada Film Club's programming offers up a rich and varied selection of short and feature-length films.

We will be showing:John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields, 2001 and Frontlines, 2008 (Total running time: 94 mins.)
This feature documentary profiles poet John McCrae, from his childhood in Ontario to his years in medicine at McGill University and the WWI battlefields of Belgium, where he cared for wounded soldiers.

Frontlines, is a tribute to the combatants in the First World War, this film traces the conflict through the war diary and private letters of five Canadian soldiers and a nurse. Hearing them, the listener detects between the lines an unspoken horror censored by war and propriety.

Registration is required, call 519-753-2179 to register.

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Dec 12

NFB Film Club - The Road Forward

The National Film Board of Canada Film Club's programming offers up a rich and varied selection of short and feature-length films.

We will be showing: The Road Forward, 2017 (101 mins.)
A musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects 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.

Registration is required, call 519-753-2179 to register.

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