Posts Tagged ‘Colin Low’

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In memoriam: Wolf Koenig (1927-2014)

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Explore the life and work of Canadian filmmaker, producer, cinematographer, animator, and overall cinema pioneer Wolf Koenig.

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Ride ’em, cowboy! Check out 5 films about the Wild West

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Bust out into the open prairies with some of the world’s best—and funniest—cowboys in this selection of films about life as a ridin’ cowboy.

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Photo Friday | Circle of the Sun

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Directed by the one and only Colin Low in 1960, Circle of the Sun is a rare invitation to a gathering of the Blood Indians of Alberta. The doc features a very young (and very dapper) Pete Standing Alone, then an outsider to his own culture – a man vastly more interested in rodeos than more »

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Colin Low: Special screenings at Montreal’s Cinémathèque québécoise

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Starting tomorrow and running until Saturday, April 14, the Cinémathèque québécoise and Hors Champs will present an hommage to veteran NFB filmmaker Colin Low. Each night boasts a different program, and the lineup is as follows: April 12 at 6:30 pm: Corral (1954), Universe (1960) and Circle of the Sun (1960). April 13 at 8:30 more »

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John Law and the Mississippi Bubble: The Madness of Crowds

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When most people think about Richard Condie’s films, his classic Oscar-nominated short The Big Snit (1985) immediately springs to mind. While I agree that it is brilliant, I prefer his earlier film John Law and the Mississippi Bubble, released in 1979. I love the way it combines Condie’s zany animation with an incredible history lesson. more »

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Director Narcisse Blood introduces new Pete Standing Alone documentary

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Narcisse Blood is a Blood Indian teacher and filmmaker working and living in Southern Alberta. He recently directed Round Up, a documentary about Pete Standing Alone, a remarkable man who is the main subject of 2 other NFB documentaries, Circle of the Sun (1960), and Standing Alone (1982), by the equally remarkable Colin Low. The more »

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NFB Classics: Circle of the Sun

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I’m in the middle of transcribing notes from an interview I did last week with Narcisse Blood. Narcisse is a filmmaker and educator living in Southwestern Alberta. He recently directed Round Up, a film we’ll be launching on NFB.ca next week. For an hour, Narcisse and I chatted about all sorts of things, from his more »

Stephen Low’s Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D opens in IMAX theatres today

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The apple, the saying goes, doesn’t fall far from the tree. Stephen Low, one of legendary NFB filmmaker and producer Colin Low‘s three sons, is presenting his own latest film this summer. The documentary, titled Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D, is a high-octane surfing film featuring 9-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater set in the volcanic more »

The NFB and World Fairs, pt. 3: Vancouver and Expo 86

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[Invalid Link] http://www.nfb.ca/film/transitions-en/ This is the third of a 4-part series documenting the NFB’s involvement with World Fairs, from Montreal to Shanghai. It was written by Marc St-Pierre, our French Collection analyst. – CW Vancouver, 1986 Canada again hosted a World’s Fair in 1986. It was organized by the city of Vancouver, and took place more »

The NFB and World Fairs, pt. 1: Montreal and Expo 67

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In the Labyrinth by Roman Kroitor by Colin Low& by Hugh O'Connor, National Film Board of Canada This is the first of a 4-part series documenting the NFB’s involvement with World Fairs, from Montreal to Shanghai. It was written by Marc St-Pierre, our French Collection analyst. – CW “Expo Year” (Montreal, 1967) Many Montrealers fondly more »

Lunch with Colin Low

The Children of Fogo Island by Colin Low, National Film Board of Canada The NFB, in partnership with the Shorefast Foundation, will soon launch an e-cinema on the Atlantic island of Fogo, northeast of Newfoundland. An all-digital community theatre, the Fogo Island Film House will screen films from the NFB’s expanding digitized films collection, including more »