The National Film Board's CinéRobothèque


May 2, 2011 – If you’ve got the cinema bug in your blood, then you’ll want to check out the National Film Board’s CinéRobothèque, a first-class showcase for documentary, animation and cross-platform media at the heart of the Quartier latin, which features over 10,000 titles for free from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

The list of films you can choose from is pretty expansive: from the 1940s to today, you can select documentaries or animation films that have won Oscars and much more, then view them in the comfort of one of 21 personal viewing stations.

Thanks to the latest in technology, you can tailor-make your movie outing using touch screens, so private viewing time is at your fingertips. Going with friends or family? You don’t even have to agree on what to watch! Each of you can choose from an array of films that appeals to everyone from tots to teens and adults, with suggestions offered according to age, style and topic. There are also DVDs for purchase or for rental at the CinéRobothèque store.

In the NFB theatre, you can also take part in festival film screenings, join group workshops that initiate you to the art of camera handling, whether it’s to produce your very first claymation, animation with pixellation, or video and sound production. Families can also book exclusive two-and-a-half hour slots where they’ll get to make their very own film using media that ranges from clay to sand to paper cut-outs.