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Aloud Bagatelle

Canada, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Donald McWilliams

From "The Collected Poems of Earle Birney" by Earle Birney. The poet hums, hisses and hoots his way through a witty collage of archival footage of vintage trains and the English countryside.

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