SchoolWood is proud to announce that Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz will be guest presenters of an evening of NFB Animation on TCM (Turner Classic Movie Channel) on April 9 at 8:00 PM EST. The program will survey the incredible body of work produced by the National Film Board of Canada in this medium from the early 1940’s to the end of the 1990’s.

Over the course of the last year, Aubry and Ellen viewed and researched many titles from the NFB archives to create this 4 hour package which includes the work of more than 30 directors working in a variety of techniques. As part of the presentation, they will be discussing the films with TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz.

Please join them for this visual adventure of rarely seen favorites and hidden gems on Sunday, April 9 at 8 PM EST. Details can be found at TCM’s official website.

In their research they found wonderful backstage stories for many of their films, more than could be covered in the interview sections of the evening itself. So to take advantage of this additional material- production anecdotes, thoughts on content, notes on historical context- they will be posting some of their favorite bits over the next few weeks on their Facebook page.