NFB launches 75th birthday celebration

The publicly funded filmmaker plans a year of public, festival and online screenings, and museum exhibitions. (Robert Lower's Shameless Propaganda pictured.)
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As it marks its 75th birthday, the National Film Board of Canada is throwing a party, suitably across a range of digital platforms.

Marking its three-quarters-of-a-century birthday on Friday (May 2), the publicly funded film producer will fill its online Screening Room, NFB.ca, with a retrospective, Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts.

Classic films by Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra, and the 1983 film Flamenco at 5:15, an Oscar-winning look inside the National Ballet School of Canada, will also be featured online at NFB.ca.

And on Saturday night, the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver will hold the world premiere of Shameless Propaganda, by Robert Lower, ahead of a bow on the documentary channel on May 13 and on NFB.ca  on May 14.

The NFB also plans public screenings and museum exhibitions over the coming year to celebrate the 75th anniversary.