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NFB Film Club: Unheralded and The Portrait

Friday July 22, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Queen's Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
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Join Idea Exchange each month for free presentations of shorts and documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada. Time for discussion is provided following the film. Refreshments provided by Chartwell Queen's Square.


2011, 27 min

This short documentary is a portrait of a tiny town, Lakefield, Ontario, and its independent weekly, the Herald. Across North America, newspapers are dying, but in Lakefield, Terry McQuitty, the town paper’s publisher, carries on a rich, 150-year-old tradition. Set to the pace of small-town life, Unheralded is a testament to the vital role newspapers can still play, and the close bond between reporter and reader.


The Portrait

2012, 41 min

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for artist Phil Richards, who’s been commissioned to create Canada’s official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Hubert Davis follows Richards over months of painstaking preparations, as he works to capture Her Majesty’s likeness and spirit on canvas.




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