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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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