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NFB launches 75th birthday celebration

To mark its 75th birthday, the National Film Board of Canada is planning a year of museum exhibitions and public, festival and online screenings. (Pictured: Robert Lower's Shameless Propaganda)
May 2, 2014

As it marks its 75th birthday, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is throwing a party, suitably across a range of digital platforms.

Marking its three-quarters-of-a-century birthday today (May 2), the publicly funded film producer will fill its online Screening Room, NFB.ca, with a retrospective, Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts.

Classic films by Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra, and the 1983 film Flamenco at 5:15, an Oscar-winning look inside the National Ballet School of Canada, will also be featured online at NFB.ca.

And on Saturday night, the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver will hold the world premiere of Shameless Propaganda, by Robert Lower, ahead of a bow on the documentary channel on May 13 and on NFB.ca on May 14.

The NFB also plans public screenings and museum exhibitions over the coming year to celebrate the 75th anniversary.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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