It looks like festive seasonal gift-giving starts early this year for documentary lovers. Beginning this Wednesday, November 24th at 4pm, and running every Wednesday until December 15th, the NFB Mediatheque is hosting a series of free National Film Board favourites, showing on the big screen. First up this Wednesday is Paris 1919 (2008), inspired by Margaret MacMillan’s landmark book.

Paul Cowan’s documentary gives audiences an in-depth look at the peace talks that followed World War I. They were held in Paris, lasted for six months, and hosted the world’s most powerful leaders. They were attempting to “broker peace for all time” – but sadly, it lasted fewer than twenty years, when World War II put an end to the dream of peace. More info and trailers can be found at the film’s website.

Future screenings in this Free Favourites at Four series includes:

  • December 1st – Examined Life (2008)
  • December 8th – Junior (2008)
  • December 15th – Project Grizzly (1996)

This week’s screening begins at 4pm on Wednesday at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St at Richmond), and seating is first come, first served. Check out the NFB website for more details on this and other films in the series.

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