Up the Yangtze

NFB Summer Lineup Brings You Festival Favorites


If you're like me and missed Hot Docs this year, there's no need to spend the year moping away. The National Film Board Cinema is bringing the best of the fest to theaters over the next two months so that you can enjoy award-winning films over the summer.

The series kicked off this weekend with a screening of Tracey Deer's Club Native, and continues over the next few weeks with five more critically-acclaimed and audience-pleasing films from various Toronto festivals (including Hot Docs and TIFF) that you may have missed the first time they rolled around.

You still have a chance to catch Club Native — a remarkable look at identity and belonging in the Canadian First Nations community — tonight, tomorrow, or Wednesday at the NFB Cinema at 7pm.

If this week doesn't work for you, July's screenings include Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma (one of the best received films at Hot Docs and Sundance this year), Carts of Darkness (a poignant look at homelessness in Vancouver), and Up the Yangtze (a big hit at last year's TIFF).

August's screenings include Helene Klodawsky's Family Motel, and Francine Pelletier's Cure for Love, about a controversial evangelical movement that seeks to help gay people become heterosexual.

For a full look at the NFB Cinema screenings this summer, check out the full schedule at the NFB website.

Keep an eye out for more reviews and a closer look at the NFB's summer lineup on blogTO in the upcoming weeks.

(Photo: Still from Up the Yangtze, courtesy National Film Board.)


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