October 7, 2008

National Archives Features Oscar(R)-Winning Animated Films on October 23rd


Contact: National Archives Public Affairs, +1-202-357-5300

A Salute to the National Film Board ofCanada

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts A Salute to the National Film Board of Canada(NFB) celebrating more than 50 years of Oscar(R)-nominated and winning animated short subjects produced by Canadas public film producer and distributor established in 1939.

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This program is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives. It is one of several programs presented in conjunction with the joint National Archives/Library and Archives Canada exhibition, 1783: Subject or Citizen?, focusing on the Treaty of Paris. The exhibition is on display in the National Archives Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery through January 25, 2009.

Hosted by animation historian and critic Charles Solomon, the program will feature screenings of such outstanding films as Mail Early(1941), Neighbours(1952), The Sand Castle(1977), Bobs Birthday(1993), Ryan(2004) and The Danish Poet(2006). A panel discussion will include NFB Chair and Government Film Commissioner Tom Perlmutter, NFB animation producer Marcy Page, and Oscar(R) winner for The Danish Poet, Torill Kove. The prints are drawn from the collections of the Academy Film Archive and the National Film Board of Canada. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis will offer opening remarks. (Program total running time: 120 minutes.)

The program is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building, located at Constitution and 7th St., NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.

For more information, the public should call the Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events on the web at: http://www.archives.gov/calendar/.

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