March 6-22, 2015
CPF Burnaby is pleased to bring you three free public screenings! The films are appropriate for students of all ages. Elementary students should be accompanied by an adult.
Dates and Locations (subject to change):
Mar. 6: Bob Prittie Library, Metrotown. 6:30-8:45pm
Program 2 and 3
Mar. 16: Tommy Douglas Library, Edmonds. 6:00-8:45pm
Program 1 and 3
Three film programs for public screenings:
Program 1 (General Audience – ages 8+) – Total running time: 99 min !
Bus Story (animation, 2014, 11 min) !
An autobiographical comedy written and created by tali and inspired by the filmmaker’s misadventures as a school bus driver in the Eastern Townships. When a woman signs up to drive a school bus, she dreams of cruising down quiet country lanes and connecting with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested when she meets her surly boss, “Killer,” and discovers that the pretty winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch. English title: Bus Story.
Les héritiers du club (documentary, 2014, 88 min) !
Les héritiers du club reimagines life in a community through a series of collective initiatives. In Sainte-Anne-du-Bocage, New Brunswick, the former Youth Club is undergoing major renovations. This culturally and architecturally rich historical site is now the rallying point of several Acadian artists and friends who want to resurrect the original spirit of the place. Incorporating various personal stories, the film sketches a complex shared history and explores how memories are passed on. English title: A Place That Matters (English subtitles).
Program 2 (General Audience – ages 7+) – Total running time: 53 min !
Isabelle au bois dormant (animation, 2007, 9 min)
Princess Betty sleeps in a narcoleptic stupor. The king appeals to his subjects to wake her, and several respond: Uncle Henry VIII, Aunt Victoria, an emotional alien, a cool witch and a handsome prince. This worthy Prince Charles lookalike has to leave his royal suburb to save the princess, but will Betty be wakened with just a kiss? Drawn in India ink, this animation sets the Perrault classic in Claude Cloutier’s disjointed, anachronistic and playful universe. English title: Sleeping Betty.
Note: A study guide for children aged 10 to 14 is available at www.onf.ca/éducation.
Les mots qui dansent (documentary, 2014, 44 min)
This film by Yves Étienne Massicotte presents young francophone artists who have embraced their deaf
identity in adulthood after spending a difficult childhood in the grey zone between hearing culture and
deaf culture. These emerging artists show how they are using the arts to build a deaf culture that makes
them proud. They shine a spotlight on their community while promoting and advancing deaf culture with
keen sensitivity. English title: The Dance of Words.
Program 3 (General Audience and Youth, ages 6+) – Total running time: 50 min
Square Roots (animation, 2006, 3 min, without words)
A robot rambles about frenetically in a state of constant anxiety. He receives countless numbers of electronic messages through his antenna every second. Despite his fatigue and stress, he never slows down… The only thing that might bring his frantic journey to an end is a traffic accident. Made by Patrick Doyon at Hothouse 3, the NFB’s program for emerging filmmakers.
Bonnes vacances (documentary, 2005, 24 min)
Follow seven-year-old Samuel Savoie and his friends during their stay at Camp Ectus, a summer retreat on the shores of Chaleur Bay in northern New Brunswick, and experience their adventures, disappointments and moments of joy. A film by Louiselle Noël. English title: On My Own (English subtitles).
La nouvelle au village (documentary, 1989, 23 min)
Alexandra, a newcomer to the village, can’t make up her mind. Should she join the “Étoiles filantes” club
or Eric’s gang, all of whom speak English because “it’s cool”…? Shot in St. Pierre Jolys, Manitoba, this
film by Jean Bourbonnais shows that the games, concerns and behaviours of boys and girls in early
adolescence are similar everywhere. Bilingual film. English title: The New Girl in Town.
Note: A study guide for children in Grades 3-4 is available at www.onf.ca/education.