NFB’s animation lights up the Theatre de Verdure

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National Film Board of Canada

National Film Board of Canada

After a five-year absence, the National Film Board of Canada is back with an open-air screen­ing of its recent ani­ma­tion at Montreal’s enchant­ing Théâtre de Verdure.

Join young direc­tor Patrick Doyon, whose film Sun­day was nom­i­nated for an Oscar, and NFB pro­ducer Julie Roy for a pro­gram of seven films that fea­ture the var­ied ani­ma­tion tech­niques used at the NFB and have won 35 inter­na­tional prizes to date.

Daniel Racine, host of the show CINÉFIX on CIBL, will be mas­ter of cer­e­monies for the evening. It’s a unique chance to meet with Doyon and ask him about his expe­ri­ence at this year’s Oscars.

The 78-minute event will take place in French at 8:30 p.m. Thurs­day, August 9. Admis­sion is free, and the films are suit­able for the whole family.

Pro­gram:

Sun­day – Patrick Doyon
Nom­i­nated for a 2012 Oscar, win­ner of seven awards, includ­ing the 2012 Jutra for Best Ani­mated Film.

Wild Life – Amanda For­bis and Wendy Tilby
Nom­i­nated for a 2012 Oscar, win­ner of 11 awards.

Big Drive – Anita Lebeau
Won awards in Seat­tle and Winnipeg.

Nunavut Ani­ma­tion Lab: The Bear Facts – Jonathan Wright

Here and the Great Else­where – Michèle Lemieux
Open­ing film at Rendez-vous du cinéma québé­cois 2012, award win­ner at Poznan.

Romance – Georges Schwiz­gebel
Win­ner of four awards, includ­ing the Genie for Best Ani­mated Short Film.

The Lost Town Of Switez – Kamil Polak
Win­ner of 10 awards.

The Théâtre de Ver­dure is a place of cul­ture enjoyed by sev­eral gen­er­a­tions of Mon­treal­ers. It’s in La Fontaine Park, located at Parc-La Fontaine Avenue, near the ponds.

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