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Thursday, May 28, 2009

NFB @ "Luminato" 2009...

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The National Film Board of Canada has partnered with "Luminato", Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity for the third consecutive year.

From June 6-13, the NFB Mediatheque presents free screenings/workshops as part of 'Luminato Reel', a film program inspired by the 2009 "Luminato" lineup.

Screenings include "Roadsworth: Crossing the Line", detailing a Montreal stencil artist’s clandestine campaign to make his mark on the city streets. As he is prosecuted at home and celebrated abroad, Roadsworth struggles to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression;

"Breaking a Leg", from director Robert Lepage. In the spring of 1989, LePage joined forces with a new Montreal theatre company, 'Theatre 1774', to direct its first production. This doc follows the project from its first workshop to opening night;

"Family Program" includes a 48-minute selection of award-winning animated short films celebrating literacy. featuring "The Girl Who Hated Books", "Tzaritza", "I Want a Dog", "Blackberry Subway Jam", "The Friends of Kwan Ming" and "Oma’s Quilt".

Marking its 70th anniversary this year, the NFB produces and distributes social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content with a unique Canadian perspective.


In collaboration with international partners/co-producers, the NFB is 'expanding the vocabulary' of 21st century cinema, breaking new ground in form and content, through community filmmaking projects, cross-platform media, interactive cinema and stereoscopic animation.

Since its founding in 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars...