The Apprenticeship of Modecai Richler EVR/897/002M11
CANADIAN AUTHORS 1--Atwood EVR/897/017M11
Atwood and Family. (29:39) This study of one of Canada's
most elusive literary figures takes place during a quiet encounter on
Atwood's island retreat. The author and the filmmaker discuss what shapes
Atwood's fiction and what motivates her characters.
An Introduction to Margaret Laurence µL¦r¹õ,^¤åµoµ
Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat (25: 15)
Darts in the Dark: An Introduction to W.O. Mitchell (15:35).
MARGARET ATWOOD : ONCE IN AUGUST EVR/897/006M11
Still Waters: The Poetry of P.K.Page.
Donald Winkler. NFB: 1991. Length: 38:05.
Timothy Findley: Anatomy of A Writer.
Terence Macartney-Filgate. NFB: 1992. Length: 57:25.
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood) ^¤å¦r¹õ,^¤åµoµ
Once upon a time in the near future a country went wrong. The country
was called the Republic of Gilead. Ecological disasters ravaged the
land resulting in civil war, political turmoil and wide-spread sterility.
Only a very few women could still bear children. These women were called
Thanks for the Ride (Alice Munro) EVR/897/014M11
Captured trying to escape Gilead, Kate (Natasha Richardson) soon
befriends 'gender criminal' Moira (Elizabeth Mcgovern) in the prison-like
training center for the country's few surviving fertile women. Moira
escapes, but Kate is dispatched to the home of the 'Commander' (Robert
Duvall) and his wife Serena (Faye Dunaway). Her role as Handmaid is
to bear the commander's child for his infertile wife-but revolutionaries
seeking to overthrow the government have other plans for kate-the
assassination of the Commander. Passionate drama becomes explosive
adventure as Kate risks her life-and the future of her unborn child-to
break free and strike a fatal blow for the revolution.
28 min. 15 sec. 1983. Director John Kent Harrison. Based on Alice Munro's
short story. This finely crafted drama, set in Ontrario's cottage country,
revolves around two teenage boys from the city who pick up two local
girls on a Saturday night and take them for a ride. It is about values
and morals, expectations and broken dreams, class differences and peer
pressure. It is also about the overwhelming intensity of adolescent
emotions and that momentous event'the sexual encounter. (Award: New
POETS ON FILM - No. 1 EVR/897/011M11
Poetry with animation. Including "Riverdale Lion," "A Kite is a Victim,"
"Klaxon," "The Bulge."
POETS ON FILM - NUMBER 3 EVR/897/013M11
Poetry with animation. Including "The Perishing Bird," "Mon ecole."
POETS ON FILM - NUMBER 2 EVR/897/012M11
Poetry with animation. Including "From the Hotel Bough," "Traveler's
Palm," "Death by Streetcar," "A Said Poem."
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Who gets in? Third-World refugees or Hong-Kong entrepreneurs.
Sisters in the Struggle.
(about Black Women protest.) Dionne Brand and Ginny Stikeman.
NFB: 1991. Genre: Documentary. Length: 49:23.
(about races in Toronto.) Kent Martin. NFB: 1990.
Genre: Documentary. Length: 52:07.
NFB: 1989. Genre: Documentary. Length: 29:56. "Ordinary
folks" get profiled in the video. These "Canadian portraits" are
interwoven with historical material from the past which shows the nature
and extent of this country's multicultural makeup.
(about Chinese-Canadians). Michelle Wong. NFB: 1993.
Genre: Documentary (Chinese Subtiles). Length: 29:18.
The Emperor's New Clothes: A Cautionary Tale of Free Trade (Short English
Magnus Isacsson. NFB: 1995. Length: 53:05.
A Sense of Family. Paul Lang. NFB: 1995. Length:
Discussion Starters. NFB. Length: 25:36. (for
discussion, for learning, for lelaxation)
Bamboo, Lions and Dragons. Richard Patton. NFB.
Length: 26:27. (Vancouver*s Chinese community has struggled long
and hard to make Canada its home)
(This film is asbout culture shock) Denis Villeneuve. NFB:
1995. Length: 30:45.
Between the Solitudes.
(an offbeat odyssey through Anglo Montreal). Abbey Neidik.
NFB: 1993. Length: 49:10.
The Black Sheep.
Jacques Godbout. NFB: 1992. Part One. Length: 119:00.
Part Two. Length: 113:38.
(about the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II.)
Jeannette Lerman. NFB. Length: 26:49.
Home Feeling: Struggle for A Community.
Jennifer Hodge. NFB: 1994. Length: 57:35. The Jane-Finch
"Corridor" is an area of six square blocks in Toronto's North York.
To the residents of Metro Toronto, the Corridor evokes images of vandalism,
high-density subsidized housing, racial tension, despair and crime.
The film provides a powerful view of a community that, contrary to its
popular image, is working towards a more positive future.