On the second Thursday of each month, beginning this week, the Windsor Public Library, Central Branch, will be screening a new series of National Film Board of Canada documentaries and animated shorts in its Ouellette Avenue lobby. Showtime is 6:15pm and each screening lasts just over an hour.
The screening on Thursday features The Horse (1978), from the Canada Vignettes series, and Secretariat’s Jockey – Ron Turcotte (2013), a feature-length documentary telling the story of jockey Ron Turcotte and his legendary horse Secretariat, following Turcotte’s rise to fame, the fall in 1978 that left him a paraplegic and his emotional journey back to the people and places that marked his life.
On Thursday October 10th they will screen The Fruit Hunters (2012) from award-winning director Yung Chang, which travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined our lives are with the fruits we eat.
The screening on Thursday November 14th features Stories We Tell (2012) by director Sarah Polley, a film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
The final screening of 2013 takes place on Thursday December 12th in the Fred Israel Auditorium on the lower level of Central Library, and features Mary & Myself (2013) a short animated documentary honouring the thousands of girls and women from Korea, China, Japan, and the Philippines who were forced into sexual slavery during the 1930s and ’40s. Our December feature documentary is Buying Sex (2013), exploring the state of prostitution laws in Canada, carefully guiding the viewer through a wide spectrum of disagreement, exploring the many points of view in this age-old yet contemporary debate. (Please note: because of the adult themes in this program, the audience will be restricted to people aged 15+.)
Admission is free.