A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

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Patrick Watson offers fans three tunes from the film St-Henri, the 26th of August (Parabola Films/NFB)

Press release

2011/05/12




Montreal, May 12, 2011 – To highlight the May 20 release of the documentary St-Henri, the 26th of August ( Parabola Films/NFB), for which he composed and performed the original score, Montreal musician Patrick Watson is offering his fans a chance to hear three theme songs from the film, all original creations. As of today, the public can listen to the titles “St-Henri Theme,” “Boxing Theme” and “Amin Theme” online at NFB.ca and the official film site.

A goldmine of additional information on the film can also be found at sthenrithe26thofaugust.ca.

Patrick Watson

A musical mad scientist, Patrick Watson has a penchant for dreamy soundscapes that are both organic and electronic. He enjoys composing film music and has created scores for a number of films. Patrick Watson is also the name of the band he formed with musicians Robbie Kuster, Mishka Stein and Simon Angell, with whom he released the albums Close to Paradise in 2006 and Wooden Arms in 2009.

St-Henri, the 26th of August

Shot in the spirit of cinéma-vérité, this documentary chronicles life in a traditionally working-class neighbourhood of Montreal over a 24-hour period. It is also an homage to Hubert Aquin’s classic 1962 film September Five at Saint-Henri.


About the NFB

Canada's public producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates interactive works, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and alternative dramas that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is breaking new ground in form and content through interactive and mobile media, community filmmaking projects, programs for emerging filmmakers, stereoscopic film and more. It works in collaboration with creative filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world. Since the NFB's founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 2 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. Its NFB.ca Screening Room features over 2,000 productions online, including high-definition and 3D films. The NFB also puts the experience of cinema into the hands of Canadians everywhere through its acclaimed mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, as well as a pre-loaded app in the new BlackBerry PlayBook.


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Information

Pat Dillon, NFB Publicist
Telephone: 514-283-9411
Cell: 514-206-1750
E-mail: p.a.dillon@nfb.ca