Lunchbox Shorts are free-admission short film programs. We welcome you to bring your own lunch to enjoy during the screening.
VIEWING REGION: Canada & USA, FREE ADMISSION
Wednesday, SEPT 28, 12:00pm | United Church Hall
See below for additional information on the shorts program.
CANADA VIGNETTES: BLUENOSE 1921-1946
Director: Richard Todd
This very short documentary from the Canada Vignettes series provides a short history of the Bluenose schooner, a celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel that became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s.
THE SEA GOT IN YOUR BLOOD
Director: David Millar
A taste of the sea and people who sail it from the ports of the Atlantic Bluenose coast. Some of the sailors seen and heard in this black and white film are famous: Bill Roue who designed the first Bluenose schooner (still on the Canadian dime) and Captain Angus Walter who brought her to victory.
THE BIG SWIM
Director: Gilles Carle
This short documentary shows Canada’s top swimmers in training for the 1964 Olympic Games. Under the critical eye of coach Ed Healy, they practice long hours in the gym and in the pool to build strength and stamina.
In the Air: At the Saskatoon Soaring Club prairie farmers take up the sport of gliding. Under the Water: Scuba diving and spearfishing at Cape Breton’s Dolphin Skin Diving Club. On the Water: The Canadian Canoe Championship races at Ottawa.
Director: Roger Blais
A group of young women at Québec City display the synchronized swimming that made them Canadian champions. All amateurs, swimming for exercise, fun and relaxation, these balletic mermaids have an impressive collection of trophies.
Director: David Bairstow
This short film from 1960 highlights some of the modern navigational aids that have alleviated some of the problems in arctic navigation. With increased interest in northern resources, there’s renewed interest in devising safe and efficient methods of exploration and transportation.