June 23, 2021 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada
Starting July 2, The Rooms in St. John’s is presenting The NFB at The Rooms, a free summer-long program of short films from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) running in a continuous loop in its theatre, with a special theme for each day of the week.
The NFB at The Rooms features a captivating collection of many of the NFB’s most acclaimed and beloved films, both animation and documentary, presented in these programs:
- Reconnect with Home: Stories from Newfoundland and Labrador (programs 1 & 2)
- NFB at the Oscars
- Creative Inspiration for Kids
- Indigenous Voices
- Canadian Creators with an East Coast Twist
- Let’s Celebrate: Animation from across Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public cultural space, The Rooms has been reopened to the public since March 18. Thanks to its ample space and diligent attention to recommended COVID-19 protocols, it’s an excellent choice for individuals and families looking for a safe and enriching way to experience the finest in NFB cinema and storytelling.
“The Rooms recognizes that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many community partners have not had the ability to offer regular programming. We are pleased to be able to support these partners by providing a venue where together, we are able to offer programming that represents our values—diversity, inclusion, accessibility and decolonization.”
– Kate Wolforth, Acting Director, Museums and Galleries, The Rooms
About The Rooms
A remarkable feature of the skyline of historic St. John’s, The Rooms is the place to experience the rich arts and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. Here, you’ll find collections, exhibits and programs that tell our stories and interpret our natural world through art, artifacts, archaeology, architecture and archival records—a portal to the many stories this province and its people have to tell. Since it opened in 2005, The Rooms has presented hundreds of exhibitions and more than 1,000 education and public programs, capturing the imagination of over 1 million visitors.
About the NFB
The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.
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The NFB at The Rooms
French version here | Version française ici.