Editor’s Note: Home

“You think you had it rough? I didn’t find this place, I had to build it.” -Vienna (Joan Crawford), Johnny Guitar The word “home” conjures images of an ethereal space, with pies on windowsills and white lace curtains blowing in the breeze. It’s where the heart is. Yet as Vienna reminds us in Nicholas Ray’s […]

Homeland Insecurity: Kathleen Shannon’s Working Mothers

Operating within the narrow margin afforded to it, The National Film Board of Canada has produced a considerable number of the country’s most impressive films and filmmakers, particularly throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, when several bold initiatives yielded technologically progressive and socially engaged films. Many of these fell under the umbrella of the Challenge […]