A selection of the best of the National Film Board’s Christmas films! Presented by The Charlottetown Christmas Festival.
Friday, Nov 29 at 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 30 at 2:00pm
Sunday, Dec 1 at 2:00pm
All seats $5, tickets at the door.
Christmas Cracker (Jeff Hale/Norman McLaren/Grant Munro/Gerald Potterton, 1963, 9 min): This Oscar-nominated short animation consists of three segments that take a playful look at Christmas.
An Old Box (Paul Driessen, 1975, 9 min): A homeless man rescues a magical box from the garbage, and it takes him on a fantastic journey.
The Great Toy Robbery (Jeff Hale, 1963, 6 min): A spoof of the Wild West starring the world’s most-wanted good guy: Santa Claus.
The Story of Christmas (Evelyn Lambart, 1973, 8 min): This short animation tells the familiar story of Christmas in an innovative and colourful way, akin to a joyful medieval manuscript.
It’s Snow (Gayle Thomas,1974, 5 min): Colour cut-out animation inspired by the shape of snowflakes. Made without words, this is a joyous film to please the fancy and captivate eye and ear.
Lights For Gita (Michel Vo, 2001, 7 min): This animated short is the story of Gita, an 8-year-old girl who can’t wait to celebrate Divali – the Hindu festival of lights – in her new home in Canada.
Snow Cat (Sheldon Cohen, 1998, 23 min): A grandmother tells her young grandchild the moving tale of a lonely girl and an unforgettable magical cat in this animated short narrated by Oscar, Emmy and Tony award winner Maureen Stapleton.
The Sweater (Sheldon Cohen, 1980,10 min): A Canadian classic, based on the book The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier.