NFB 60th anniversary gig
Created 11/12/1999 - 00:00
On Thursday, November 18, 1999 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences will recognize the exceptional accomplishments of the NFB's
animation studios on its 60th anniversary. The Academy will screen film
clips from 17 important animated films made from the time of the Film
Board's beginnings in 1939 up to the present day and representing the work
of its internationally regarded group of filmmakers. Oscar-winners and
nominees such as "Neighbors" (Norman McLaren, 1952), "The Sand Castle" (Co
Hoedeman, 1977), "Every Child" (Eugene Fedorenko, 1979), and "The Big Snit"
(Richard Condie, 1985) will illustrate the wide range of subjects,
sensibilities and animation techniques that are encouraged by the studio.
In addition to the film clips, host and animation expert Charles Solomon
will lead discussions with many of the key players in the NFB's colorful
history. These include producer Grant Munro ("Neighbours"), animator
Jacques Drouin ("Mindscape"), Oscar-nominated animators Wendy Tilby
("Strings," 1991), Caroline Leaf ("The Street," 1976), and Ishu Patel
("Bead Game," 1977, and "Paradise," 1984), and Oscar-winner John Weldon
("Special Delivery," 1978). General admission for the screening is $5. For
ticket information, please call (310) 247-3000. The Academy is located at
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, California.