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National Canadian Film Day: A Tribute to Don Owen

National Canadian Film Day: A Tribute to Don Owen


Toronto Jazz (NFB, 1964, 26min.)

Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen (NFB, 1965, 44min.)

Nobody Waved Goodbye (NFB, 1964, 80min.)



In February, 2016, Canada lost Don Owen, one of our most vibrant film-making voices. On National Canadian Film Day, in partnership with Reel Canada, we are pleased to present a tribute to Mr. Owen by screening three of his films from the 1960s: Toronto Jazz, which chronicles the lives and nights of Toronto’s jazz musicians, featuring fantastic performances by the late Lenny Breau; Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen, shows Cohen as poet laureate returning to his native Montreal, before his music career took off; and Nobody Waved Goodbye, an early NFB feature film starring Peter Kastner as a rebellious teenager, which cemented Yorkville’s place as the epicentre of 1960s Toronto cool.

Programme introduced by Geoff Pevere. Presented on 16mm.

Admission is free. PWYC (Pay What You Can) Donations to the Revue Film Society gratefully accepted. Tickets available at canadarevue.eventbrite.ca.