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Scared Sacred
October 13, 2010 Edition

This week, we’ve got:

Cure for Love, a film about a controversial Christian movement that claims to convert gay people into heterosexuals.
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, opening in 6 cities across Canada October 15
Dates and details for the Ontario portion of the NFB Tour, on the blog

Read on for more details!


Watch Cure for Love, a documentary about an unusual Christian subculture that purports to convert gay people into heterosexuals, in which we meet several young people whose homosexuality is at odds with their religious beliefs.

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This week, we’re also featuring Just Another Job, a short film about the Québec Nordiques of the early 1970s, then coached by Maurice “The Rocket” Richard; Worse Case Scenario, a documentary about Alberta’s sour gas industry and its nefarious effects on neighbouring residents; After the Ballot, a full-length doc about the grueling everyday life of 2 members of Quebec’s National Assembly and Sleeping Betty, Claude Cloutier’s take on the classic tale of a slumbering princess who just wouldn’t wake up.

Get a sneak peek at what’s coming up on our upcoming releases page.

This week’s featured comment

“This film tugged my heart.”

Watch Slum Stories: Lost Chance now and join the conversation!

2 NFB projects nominated for a Japan Prize 2010

2 NFB projects have caught the attention of the prestigious Japan Prize, an international contest for educational media curated by the Japanese Broadcast Corporation (NHK). The Capturing Reality website was selected in the Continuing Education category, while the film Tying Your Own Shoes was nominated in the Welfare Education Category.

Visit the Capturing Reality website.
Watch the Tying Your Own Shoes trailer.
Find more information about the Japan Prize here.

Toronto: Planet in Focus Festival

Planet in Focus is an international film and video festival showcasing films that tackle environmental issues. It unfolds in Toronto October 13-17. Many NFB films including Hope Builders, and Never Lose Sight will be presented.

Consult the schedule here.
For more information, visit the festival’s website.

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie opens in 6 cities across Canada

After Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal, Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie opens in a half-dozen cities next Friday, October 15. The cities are Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Halifax.

Find showtimes and watch excerpts from the movie here.

What we’re watching this week

VIFF: The story of Harry Jerome is a moving piece of sports history (via The Vancouver Sun)
Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted, by Malcolm Gladwell (via The New Yorker)
The NFB at the heart of the 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival (via Ottawa Start)
Our Canadian Picasso: Eye-popping show honours animator Norman McLaren (via Here Magazine)

What we’re watching/listening to this week

Troy Hurtubise II: Project Grizzly goes to war
Zeke’s Alternate Art, episode 115: Albert Ohayon and the NFB

On the blog

The NFB Tour continues in Ontario on October 26
Racing Thoughts in theatres for Mental Illness Awareness Week
3 NFB films presented at imagineNATIVE
39th edition of Festival du nouveau cinéma opens in Montreal Oct. 13

Life with Murder
DocFest Stratford
Tom Patterson Theatre, 111 Lakeside Drive, Stratford, ON
October 15, 2010, at 6:45 pm

Good Morning Kandahar
Social Justice Film Festival,
Agassiz United Church, 6890 Lougheed Hwy, Agassiz, BC
October 16, 2010, at 1:00 pm

check out our now playing page for more screenings near you.

Reel Injun

Reel Injun

Hollywood has an impressive track record of blatantly misrepresenting Native people and their cultures. Featuring interviews with filmmakers and activists (such as Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch) and clips from hundreds of classic films including Stagecoach, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Dances with Wolves – Reel Injun delves into the fascinating history of the Hollywood Indian.

$21.95 Buy it on DVD

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