I'm always thrilled when I find what I consider to be a legendary piece of Canadian film paper. The main reason is that, in most cases, the films I'm talking about don't have wide releases and one can assume that the screenings were small and precious, just like the number of posters printed up. I scored this one not long ago (and recently saw the film) so I was a very happy poster collector.
Allan King is making his films available to the public by selling them directly from his website. So, that's cool. I want to see Skid Row pretty bad and the one that has the guitarist from Rush as a teenager.
However, not all of the Canadian wonderfulness of movie history is available although great strides are being taken by the N.F.B. and others and they should be celebrated. Criminally unavailable (and I'm not talking about DVD-R) are the films of Janis Cole and Holly Dale. I have never seen P4W but I would nearly kill to do so. Honestly. And this is one of my all-time favourite films from any country and in any style. It's is pure magnificence. And purely Canadian, thankfully. I've had two television screenings in my lifetime but I need more, people.