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Editor: Spacing has partnered with the National Film Board of Canada to showcase films from their new online screening room. Matt Forsythe of the NFB is occasionally posting films here on Spacing that explore our public spaces, Canadian or international cities and anything urban. 

Here’s a impressionistic and nostalgic short film about Montreal’s Expo 67. The wordless film – directed by William Brind – shows the expo as a wonderful exercise in urban naiveté and optimism.

From the film’s description:

This film served as an invitation to the World’s Fair that was held in Montreal in 1967. It was largely considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century with over 50 million visitors. The film presents impressions of the event and of Montreal at its liveliest and most exciting moment in history.

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  1. Excellent! I really like the monorail going through the American Pavilion.

  2. The idea of digging out metros, then using the dirt to build islands, then having giant parties on those islands, is still kind of the best idea ever.

  3. Awesome, brought back some great memories.

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