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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Happy 70th Birthday Canadian Film Institute!

from CFI webpage:

On the eve of its eighth decade of presenting the best of classic and contemporary international and Canadian cinema, the Canadian Film Institute is honoured to celebrate its 70th birthday with a very special premiere presentation of acclaimed Canadian filmmaker William D. MacGillivray’s latest feature documentary, READING ALISTAIR MACLEOD. A perceptive, passionate, and personal portrait of one of Canada’s greatest writers, READING ALISTAIR MACLEOD explores the mysteries of MacLeod’s creative process, his deep and abiding connection to Cape Breton, his explosion onto the international literary scene with his first novel, No Great Mischief, and his love of family. Woven into the documentary are commentaries on MacLeod’s work by literary luminaries such as fellow Canadians David Adams Richards, Margaret Atwood, Wayne Johnston, and Lisa Moore, as well as American novelist Russell Banks, and Ireland’s Colm Toibin. As quiet, complex, and thoughtful as its subject, READING ALISTAIR MACLEOD is engaging, amusing, and illuminating.

Director William D. MacGillivray, producer Terry Greenlaw, and internationally acclaimed author Alistair MacLeod will attend this very special event to introduce and discuss the film.


A special 70th CFI birthday party will follow the screening in the Foyer. Come join us!
Wed. Dec. 14, 19:00
Special thanks to Picture Plant Ltd., the National Film Board of Canada, Alistair MacLeod, and the Library and Archives Canada. General Admission: $10.00


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