Free Capturing Reality Screenings

Capturing Reality Toronto Premiere

I’ll be posting a full review soon, but I just wanted to alert you that Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary, Pepita Ferrari’s insightful doc about docs is screening for free this weekend at the National Film Board Cinérobothèque in Montréal and next week at the National Film Board Mediathèque (150 John Street) here in Toronto. Here are a few more details:

Montréal Cinérobothèque

Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th at 7:00pm – FREE

June 5: A discussion with director Pepita Ferrari, along with Michel Brault, Denys Desjardins, Lina B. Moreco and Serge Giguère, will follow the screenings.

June 6: A discussion with director Pepita Ferrari, along with Alanis Obomsawin, Malcolm Clarke and Samir Mallal, will follow the screenings.

Sunday June 7th at 7:00pm – FREE

Screening will follow a full day of activities, including workshops on filmmaking, as part of the NFB’s 70th anniversary Open House.

More information on the Montréal screenings here

Toronto Mediathèque

Tuesday June 9 at 7:00pm – FREE

Screening followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Pepita Ferrari, producer Michelle van Beusekom and two of Capturing Reality’s interview subjects: Jennifer Baichwal (director, Act of God) and Velcrow Ripper (director, Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action). Moderated by executive producer Silva Basmajian.

Wednesday, June 10 at 7 PM – FREE

Screening followed by two intimate discussions: Why People Talk to Cameras and Collaboration in Documentary. Special guests include filmmaker Pepita Ferrari, producer Michelle van Beusekom and filmmakers Velcrow Ripper and Manfred Becker.

Learn more at

p.s. I recommend arriving early. The NFB screening spaces aren’t very big. I’m planning to be at the Tuesday screening, so say hello if you’re there!

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2 Responses to Free Capturing Reality Screenings

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  2. Bob Turnbull says:

    Wow! I may have to try to make that Tuesday screening too – Tuesdays aren’t easy, but maybe I can curry favour with my lovely wife…B-)

    This is another film that sounds right up my alley – I love docs about filmmaking, so a doc about docs sounds meta-tastic! I’ll let you know if I can swing something. Baichwal being there is a huge pull too…

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