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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Capturing Reality: The Art Of Documentary"- June 9, 10...

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The 70th anniversary of the National Film Board of Canada is being celebrated @ downtown Toronto's NFB Mediatheque with a free screening of Pepita Ferrari’s "Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentry", Tuesday, June 9 and Wednesday June 10.

Ferrari will be in attendance, joined by filmmakers Jennifer "Act Of God" Baichwal, Velcrow "Fierce Light" Ripper, Manfred "Fatherland" Becker and producer Michelle van Beusekom for a post-screening discussion.

"...This feature film investigates the genre of documentaries through encounters with some of its most influential practitioners. Over 30 luminaries — including Albert Maysles, Errol Morris, Alanis Obomsawin, Michel Brault, Nick Broomfield, Kim Longinotto and that great iconoclast Werner Herzog — offer insight into their craft while reflecting on the nature of representation and the perennially contested status of the “truth.” More than 50 clips from landmark films enliven the discussion, offering a panoramic overview of contemporary documentary cinema..."

The NFB is also offering FREE on-demand digital viewing, through to August 31, including award-winning films "The Danish Poet", "Ryan", "The Log Driver’s Waltz", "The Sweater", "Shake Hands with the Devil" and "Manufactured Landscapes".

The NFB Mediatheque is a state-of-the-art multimedia facility in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District. A public access point for groundbreaking films from the NFB and around the world, the NFB Mediatheque's digital viewing stations, screenings and educational programming have attracted more than 500,000 visitors since its doors opened in 2002...