National Film Board of Canada Academy salute at the National Archives
“A Salute to the National Film Board of Canada” will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives – on Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m. at the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The event will be hosted by animation critic and historian Charles Solomon, following an introduction by Academy President Sid Ganis.
The National Film Board of Canada salute will also feature a panel discussion with National Film Board Chair and Government Film Commissioner Tom Perlmutter; National Film Board animation producer Marcy Page; and Torill Kove, whose National Film Board animated short The Danish Poet, narrated by two-time Norwegian-born Best Actress Academy Award nominee Liv Ullmann, won both the Oscar and the Genie last year.
National Film Board of Canada movies
Several National Film Board of Canada movies, including the aforementioned The Danish Poet, Norman McLaren’s classic Neighbours (1952), Ryan Larkin’s Walking (1969), David Fine and Alison Snowden’s Bob’s Birthday (1993), and Chris Landreth’s Academy Award-winning Ryan (2004) will be screened at the Academy salute.
The National Film Board of Canada was established in the late 1930s. It currently has branches focused on the production of English- and French-language films.
‘A Salute to the National Film Board of Canada’ tickets and information
Tickets for “A Salute to the National Film Board of Canada” are free. Reservations are not required, but seating is on a first-come, first served basis. The National Archives Building is located at 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. For more information, visit www.archives.gov.
Ryan, Neighbours, The Danish Poet, Bob’s Birthday images: Courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library.