St. Paul Branch NFB Film Club
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.Registration is required for all NFB Films. Call 519-753-2179 to register.
Tuesdays: Screenings at 2:00 p.m. / St. Paul Branch
Tuesday, January 23
Royal Journey, 1951 (51 mins.)
A documentary account of the five-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951. Stops on the royal tour include Québec City, the National War Memorial in Ottawa, the Trenton Air Force Base in Toronto, a performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Regina and visits to Calgary and Edmonton.
Tuesday, February 20
Bluefin, 2016 (53 mins.)
In the stunning documentary Bluefin, director John Hopkins crafts a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.” Filmed in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Hopkins documents this phenomenon with breathtaking cinematography and brings the issues into sharp focus, at the heart of which lies a passionate concern for the fate of these giant fish.
Tuesday, March 20
Angry Inuk, 2016, (88 mins.)
In her award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, this group is bringing its own voice into the conversation and presenting themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
Tuesday, April 17
The Pedlar, 1982, (54 mins.)
The Pedlar is a dramatic film based on the short story by W.D. Valgardson, A Place of One's Own. Tired of the rootless, lonely existence of a travelling merchant, a man searches for a place to settle down, and someone to share his life.
Film descriptions from: https://www.nfb.ca/