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Christophers Movie Matinee

Fortnight 1969, Feature film,


When movie cameras were put in the hands of a few young people, they made this film about themselves and their world. The footage they gathered is presented in this hour-and-a-half film with very little editing. There are sit-ins, love-ins, animated discussions among themselves about almost everything, and encounters with adults on a bus and on the street. The film is revealing in what it shows of a dissenting generation and its rationale.


Mort Ransen

Mort Ransen is an award-winning film director, writer and producer, best known for the film Margarets Museum. He began his career on stage, first as an actor and then director, after studying with Peggy Feury (whose students included Anjelica Houston and Sean Penn). He has made over 30 films for film and television and taught writing across Canada, including workshops for the National Film Board of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Film and Television and the National Theatre School. He is gradually returning to the theatre and has recently directed a George F. Walker play, Problem Child. This spring he will stage Garson Kanins Born Yesterday at the Art Centre in Whitehorse, and then mount the same play at Artspring, on Salt Spring Island, BC, where he lives.