Saturday, March 19, 2011

NFB Film Club - March

The NFB Film Club features two great films this month about incredible personal journeys. Join us for an afternoon of Canadian films presented by the National Film Board of Canada on Saturday March 26th at 2:00pm. Come enjoy the short film, Wave a Red Flag. On her way to school, a teenage girl’s display of Native pride sparks a celebration of community and culture. Also showing is the documentary Racing Thoughts. This is a film about children who thought that they were ‘crazy’. Four young people living with mental illness and their loved ones make the courageous decision to open up about their stories. Their voices are complemented by that of the director, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as an adult and powerfully evokes the initial symptom which emerged in her childhood. Racing Thoughts skirts the specialists’ debates in favour of a more personal tone, moving away from the alarming vocabulary of diagnoses and allowing viewers to discover the children affected. A powerful story that is not to be missed, the NFB Film Club is open to everyone.