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Lonely Boy

Canada, 1962 (MIFF 1989, National Film Board of Canada Tribute – Classic NFBC Documentaries)

Director: Roman Kroitor, Wolf Koenig

Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroitor's documentary on singer Paul Anka is a remarkable study of pop-star adulation and a seminal work in this now commonplace field.

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Paul Tomkowicz: Street Railway Switchman

Director Roman Kroitor talks to unsung hero Paul Tomkowicz; a Polish-bom Canadian, whose job it is to keep the rail-switches on streetcar tracks free of freezing mud and snow during the Canadian ... More »

Legault’s Place

The humorous story of how the progress eludes an old man who has chosen to live in peace in his homely, old cabin in the woods. Directed by Susanne Angel. ... More »

High Steel

Most of the men working at dizzy heights to erect New York skyscrapers are Indians from Caughnawaga Reserve in Quebec. Don Owen visits this Indian community at home near Montreal. ... More »

Op Hop - Hop Op

Directed by Pierre Hubert, this film has 24 visuals which arrange and rearrange on film in many combinations. A hand-made, scratched-un-film experiment in intermittent animation. ... More »

The Most

Like last year's Festival film Lonely Boy, this film is shaped round the comments of the hero and his associates. The subject is Hugh Hefner, founder, editor and publisher of 'Playboy', and the film ... More »

Runner

At the age when most North American boys have their eyes on cars, there are a few whose ideal is fleetness of foot. Such is one eighteen-year-old Bruce Kidd, seen in this film. The point of view is a ... More »

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