Equal parts tragedy and triumph, Ryan Larkin's life story is the subject of a documentary titled Ryan's Renaissance premiering tomorrow on Bravo! as part of the Great Canadians Bios biography series.
Directed by Nicola Zavaglia and Laurie Gordon, the doc retraces how the talented animator went from...
In Canada, we get winter. This means two things. It means a) we get it in the sense that it happens here. It also means b) we get it as in we understand winter. (Like Kanye West said, "get it, get it?")
We Canadians are...
Holy Mountain is a new interactive web documentary that looks at our relationship with the sacred through the city's landmark, Mount Royal (aka the Mountain).
I think it's safe to assume that everyone who lives in Montreal has some sort of connection to the...
The Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) opens in Montreal next Wednesday, October 13. Dedicated to disseminating and developing new trends in the field of cinema and new media, the FNC showcases original and largely unseen works, placing emphasis on cinema d’auteur and...
Our designer, Mivil Deschênes, stumbled upon this little gem on a blog called Montreal State of Mind. It's a mash up of old NFB archival material set to the music of Pink Floyd (Saucerful of Secrets). Talk about trippy.
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 recall the 1967 World’s Fair, held to celebrate...
After premiering at Hot Docs in May, and becoming available for "rental" on Youtube in the US, The Socalled Movie has come home to roost.
The Socalled Movie, Garry Beitel's feature-length documentary about hip-hop/klezmer artist Socalled enjoyed its Montreal premiere at the Ukrainian Federation...
The following is a guest post by Aisling Chin-Yee.
In celebration of Black History Month, take a look at Sobaz Benjamin's short film, Making It. The film looks at the career paths of a few Black youths. The subjects - who were first interviewed...
The following is a guest post by our designer, Mivil Deschênes.
A 2008 article entitled “Worshipping the Habs” talks about a book that compares Montreal’s passion for their home team, the Montreal Canadiens, to a religious fervour.
Are the Montreal Canadiens a religion? That’s my belief....