CLUB DE LECTURE with Françoise Robitaille-Gremeaux
Thursday, 1 – 3 p.m.
January 28 – May 26
CL, 5 sessions (in French), $10
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FILM CLUB
Enjoy our curated selection of great foreign films, NFB documentaries, and inspirational crowd pleasers. Sheila Laursen will lead you in discussion after provocative and socially challenging NFB films. Stefan Church will be your host for popular and foreign films. Some films will be screened in English and others in French. Ask at the circulation desk for more details.
Tuesday, 2 – 4 p.m.
January 26, February 2, March 1, April 26, May 3 and 17
CL, 6 sessions, free
January 26, NFB – The Wanted 18
A small Palestinian village bought 18 cows and then stopped buying Israeli milk. A poignant documentary about nation building made by Canadian filmmaker Paul Cowan. The film combines interviews with people involved in the event with archival images, sketches and animation. This film is Palestine’s submission for Best Foreign Film at the 2016 Academy Awards.
AUTHOR SEAN MICHAELS DISCUSSES US CONDUCTORS
with Sean Michaels and musician Aleks Schurmer
Us Conductors tells the story of Lev Sergeyevich Termen, the Russian scientist whose most notable invention was the theremin, the ethereal musical instrument that is played without touch. Join Sean Michaels as he talks about his 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning book. Sean’s reading will be accompanied by Aleks Schurmer playing the theremin.
Wednesday, January 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
CL, (in English), free