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September at the NFB Mediatheque, Toronto

Wednesday, September 1 – GREEN SCREENS presents WORST CASE SCENARIO
7 PM

Residents along the Clearwater River in Alberta, opposed to a proposed sour gas well, fear the impact a deadly hydrogen sulphide leak could have on their lives.

Preceded by CITIZEN Z
A flourishing neighbourhood group is threatened with evacuation from a Toronto Park on Christmas Eve.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

Saturday, September 4 and 5 – Can’t Sit Still and Animate This! Animation Workshops for Families
Join us the first weekend of every month for hands-on animation fun for the whole family! Each month offers a new technique and theme!
Lazy summer days (2-D clay/pixilation)
Create a storybook retelling of your favourite summer memory, to hold on to forever!
Can’t Sit Still – September 4, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm – for ages 3 to 5
Animate This! – September 4 and 5, 12 pm to 2:30 pm – for ages 6-13
$5 per child, adults are free!
Please register in advance by calling 416-973-3012.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

Wednesday, September 22 – A WORLD OF SHORTS: GROWING PAINS
7 PM
$6, $4 for students, seniors, Front Row passholders

As the air gets crisper, the scent of sharpened pencils and new sneakers permeates, letting us know “it’s that time” again.  A World of Shorts salutes September and eases us back to school with an engaging collection of narrative shorts that offer a bold glimpse into the complexities of coming of age in a modern world.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

Saturday, September 25 – As part of Culture Days/ FÊTE DE LA CULTURE : The NFB Studio Ontario et Ouest and the NFB Mediatheque present a Celebration of the Tremplin Filmmaking Competition
2 PM
All films screened in French with English subtitles.

Mon père, le roi (My Father, the King)
In relating a son’s harrowing memories, My Father, the King, tells the story of the reconciliation of a family that fell victim to a father’s religious fanaticism, and a mother’s desperate tenacity.

Chœur d’une culture (Together in Harmony)
This film shows that French outside Quebec doesn’t necessarily have a bleak future, as the Chorale Saint-Jean from Edmonton is invited to take part in festivities organized for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.

Pour ne pas perdre le nord (Never Lose Sight)
In Nunavut, beneath an immaculate layer of snow, there are mountains of trash of all sorts. Iqaluit’s two dumps are filled beyond capacity and the municipality has no plan to solve the problem. Some concerned citizens have decided to act.
Total running time: 71min.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

Sunday, September 26 – As part of Culture Days/FÊTE DE LA CULTURE : ANIMACTION! A Special French-language ANIMATE THIS! workshop
1 PM
Families are invited to take part in this special French-language, hands-on animation workshop for children ages 6-13. The theme is Lazy Summer Days (2-D clay/pixilation), where participants will create a storybook retelling of their favourite summer memory, to hold onto forever.

Also featuring the much-anticipated sequel to L’Hiver de Léon (Léon in Wintertime), Le printemps de Mélie (Molly in Springtime). This puppet animation by Pierre-Luc Granjon tells a medieval tale of treachery and love.
*Please note this workshop will be conducted in French.
Registration required, as capacity is limited.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. (at Richmond St. W) 416-973-3012

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