Posts Tagged ‘Terence Macartney-Filgate’

Photo Friday | The Days Before Christmas

Take a quick break from your holiday preparations with these magical pictures from The Days Before Christmas (1958). Directed by 3 NFB heavyweights (Stanley Jackson, Wolf Koenig and Terence Macartney-Filgate), the film is a sweeping overview of the city of Montreal during the few days leading up to Christmas, in the year 1958. oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/the_days_before_christmas/ The film,

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Photo Friday | Inside Ontario’s Tobacco Harvest in the Late Fifties

The Back-breaking Leaf // Celebrate World Photo Day with this stunning series of black-and-white photos documenting the tobacco harvest in Ontario in the late fifties.

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In memoriam: Wolf Koenig (1927-2014)

News

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

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Watch 2 Influential Documentaries: Lonely Boy and The Back-breaking Leaf

Films

The Globe and Mail recently compiled their list of the most influential, must-watch documentaries ever made since 1895. It was exciting to have 2 NFB classics included! One of the films that made the list, Lonely Boy, was featured on our blog last month. Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroitor‘s 1962 documentary let us peek inside

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Pre-Christmas Madness, Montreal, 1958

Christmas came exceptionally early for me this year. I was in Haiti at the end of November, and Christmas was in full sway there, already. (Haiti is, amongst other things, fervently Christian.) Businesses, from gas stations to restaurants, were decorated with every manner of artificial fir branches laden with fake snow and shiny ornaments. On

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The future is inside your sock: How people, through documentaries, can make a difference

Films

The following is a guest post by Claire Ward. Can one film really change the world? It’s a tough question—one that invites both idealism and cynicism. But those polarities weren’t present at the first ever Doc Talks panel on Tuesday, where three documentary filmmakers were asked to give their views on what is no doubt a

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