This year the Calgary Stampede celebrated its 100th anniversary. Now that the madness has been over for a few weeks, you can reminisce with this fun look at what the Stampede looked like half a century ago – complete with cheesy music and dramatic voice-overs. The ten minute long film was shot in 16mm and 35mm by Robert Barclay as a travel feature on Calgary. It was narrated by John Drainie, a Vancouver actor and t.v. host who was once called “the greatest radio actor in the world” by none other than Orson Welles. Drainie is credited for narration or voice acting on 32 other films from the National Film Board of Canada. To see photos from the film’s production, check out the NFB’s website.
Save the Plaza – If you’re looking for a way to support the Plaza Theatre, the Cyclepalooza gang is screening the underground bicycle racing documentary Line of Sight tomorrow evening. For more information, check out the Facebook event here.