Queen’s University Film Society, 1936

Queen’s University Film Society, OntarioFilm Appreciation! In celebration of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, which starts tomorrow, we thought we would feature this 1936 photograph of the Queen’s University Film Society, a branch of the National Film Society, which was still a relatively new organization in Canada having only been established in 1935. The purpose of the Society was to show a series of films that were largely not available to the general public. In particular it played films from different countries in order to expand horizons and promote understanding of “national conditions and customs.” KCFF continues this tradition by still featuring films which speak to a “national” practice, albeit a Canadian one.

P.S. Recognize anyone in the photograph?

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