Saturday, March 17, 2007
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Actually, I was lucky enough to see this Canadian film about an Irish immigrant from 1964 at the Gorge Cinema in Elora, Ontario some time back. Like, eight years ago or more. There were a couple of people present who were involved with the CBC or early Canadian film and such there to introduce it and talk about F.R 'Budge' Crawley, the producer, who was their good friend. It wasn't overly informative and I think they weren't really used to giving that type of thing but it was a pure joy to see the movie and its scenes of wintry Montreal (and Ottawa, if memory serves me) on the screen in glorious black and white. I love 60s/70s Canadian films and the acting in this one is also terrific, if you're given the chance. The older gentleman friend of Crawley fell asleep during the screening, head back and all.