“Cinematheque is honored to feature a four day retrospective of the works of East coast independent filmmaker William D. MacGillivray. In a career that exemplifies imaginative energy and tenacity, MacGillivray has made a sustained contribution to Canadian cinema for nealy 40 years. In 2013, he received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Trusting that the geography, people and culture of the Maritimes constitute a rich and worthy subject for film, the filmmaker has put his convictions into action encompassing over five fiction features, numerous documentaries and shorter films as well as a television series. They constitute a strong body of work that deserves our attention.”
—Howard Curle

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Sponsored by IATSE 856.


Danny – Thursday, May 11 / 7 pm

Understanding Bliss – Friday, May 12 / 7 pm

Life Classes and Don Shebib’s Goin’ Down the Road Discussion – Saturday, May 13 / 1 pm / Free Admission

Reading Alistair MacLeod – Saturday, May 13 / 3 pm

Life Classes – Saturday, May 13 / 7 pm / FREE ADMISSION

The Man of a Thousand Songs – Sunday, May 14 / 7 pm