Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

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Hard Light now available for download

Films

This week, the film Hard Light, based on Michael Crummey’s book of the same name, was released on NFB.ca as a digital download. Michael Crummey, for those who might not know, is a Canadian author who grew up in Labrador and now lives in St. Johns. He writes both poetry and prose and in 1994 more »

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Irving Layton, Canadian Poet Extraordinaire

Films

March 12, 2012, will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Canadian poet Irving Layton. To commemorate this occasion, we are adding Donald Winkler’s 1986 documentary Poet: Irving Layton Observed to the NFB.ca screening room. It focuses on Layton discussing his work and giving readings of his most famous poems. This film more »

Andrea Dorfman on How To Be Alone

Films

Earlier this week, an interesting video called How To Be Alone popped up in my Facebook feed. I loved it instantly and recognized something familiar about the style of animation. It turns out it was done by Andrea Dorfman, the filmmaker behind Flawed, which happens to be one of my favourite NFB productions from the more »

Take part in National Poetry Month

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Still Waters: The Poetry of P.K. Page by Donald Winkler , National Film Board of Canada April is National Poetry Month and the League of Canadian Poets is paying tribute to P.K. Page. If you want to get in on the action, watch our documentary in celebration of her life, read a selection of her more »

Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen, a tribute to a Canadian legend

Films

Today we’re featuring a classic NFB documentary in the online Screening Room, Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen. We’ve timed the launch of this film to coincide with CBC Radio 2′s spotlight on Leonard Cohen, which continues through the end of May. Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen offers a unique glimpse into the early years of more »