ARTS | NFB at The Rooms Launches This October

ARTS | NFB at The Rooms Launches This October

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The NFB at The Rooms is launching a new series this fall with 13 National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary and animated works. The screenings run every Friday from October 22 to December 17.

The fall series is a continuation of the partnership between the NFB and The Rooms, which began in July with a summer program that welcomed guests back to The Rooms while keeping everyone safe. To continue to keep staff and the community safe, The Rooms has updated its COVID-19 protocols, which align with the provincial vaccine passport system that launches on October 22.

The Rooms is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public cultural space—an excellent choice for anyone looking for an enriching way to experience the finest in NFB cinema in a cozy public setting.

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The table below shows the fall selection and schedule.

With the purchase of regular admission tickets, guests can watch the films and get full-day access to exhibits. The Rooms Café is open until 9 p.m.

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Learn more at therooms.ca/visit-us.

Date
Time
Title
Director
October 22
Short
11 min 17 s
Janine Windolph
Feature
98 minutes
Tasha Hubbard
October 29
Feature
106 minutes
Renée Blanchar
November 5
Feature
119 minutes
Ariel Nasr
November 12
Short
5 min 41 s
Wanda Nolan of St. John’s
Feature
78 minutes
Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes
November 19
Feature
101 minutes
Mirjam Leuze
November 26
Short
4 minutes
Monica Kidd with St. John’s animator Duncan Major
Feature
88 minutes
Mira Burt-Wintonick
December 3
Feature
75 minutes
Ellie Yonova
December 10
Short
13 min 7s
Jennie Williams, an Inuk artist and filmmaker from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, now based in St. John’s
Feature
94 minutes
Peter Svatek
December 17
Feature
91 minutes
David Curtis

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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Dillon Collins is a writer based out of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Multi-time MusicNL nominee for Media Person of the Year. Lover of heavy metal, hoppy beverages and the loveable canine.

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