Atlantic Film Festival: Celebrating the National Film Board of Canada

12 September, 2014, 5:00pm

Still from Gerald Potterton's The Railrodder, 1965


This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Canada’s National Film Board. Gaspereau Press author Binnie Brennan will read from her new book Like Any Other Monday which tells the story of a Buster Keaton-like character. A screening of the 1964 NFB film The Railrodder and its accompanying ‘making of’ documentary, Buster Keaton Rides Again, will follow the reading after a short question and answer session.

The Railrodder - Gerald Potterton, Canada, 1965, 25 minutes. Directed by Potterton (Heavy Metal) for the National Film Board of Canada, this short film features slapstick comedy star Buster Keaton on a cross-Canada journey via a railway track speeder.

Buster Keaton Rides Again - John Spotton, 1965, 55 minutes. This documentary follows Buster Keaton across Canada while filming the NFB classic The Railrodder.