Posts Tagged ‘Claude Jutra’

The Devil's Toy Redux

The Devil’s Toy Redux: skateboarding is not a crime

FilmsNews

Our new interactive web doc on global skateboarding culture has finally launched, and it’s pretty cool. Explore it here.

The Devil's Toy Redux

Roll into springtime with The Devil’s Toy Redux

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This’ll get you pumped for spring: 14 filmmakers, 11 films, an interactive experience about skateboarding, youth culture, and urban landscapes. The project is set to launch in late spring 2014, but check out the teaser trailer right here.

Posters

Eye Candy: 7 Psychedelic NFB Posters

Films

Check out these eye-bending and mind-twisting psychedelic NFB posters from days gone by. Optical illusions! Pop art! The excitement never ends!

The Company of Strangers

The NFB’s 5 Biggest Box Office Successes

Films

I am absolutely fascinated by the nuts and bolts of film distribution. I am doubly interested in theatrical distribution and why some films do well while others do not. So I thought I would try something different in this post and talk about the biggest box office successes the NFB has ever known. To simplify more »

A Chairy Tale

Hot Shots: Norman McLaren, Claude Jutra and Ravi Shankar on Set in 1957

FilmsThe Craft

A Chairy Tale is a short film about a chair with a mind of its own that refuses to be sat on. It was directed by NFB legends Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra in 1957. Using pixilation, the film depicts a young Jutra (dapper at 27) as he struggles with this recalcitrant though unassuming piece more »

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The Devil’s Toy: Skateboarding in Montreal in 1966

Films

The NFB, as we all know, is a total paradox. On the one hand, it is a 73 year-old public institution. On the other, it is so insanely cool and avant-garde it’s almost unfair. One of the films that contributes most to the NFB’s coolness rankings has to be Claude Jutra’s Rouli Roulant (The Devil’s more »