Goin' Down the Road plus Atlantic Voices stage & screen show!Synopsis:
Goin' Down the Road (On the big screen again) Hailed as a landmark film upon its release, Don Shebib's first feature film is widely recognized as marking the beginning of the film industry in English Canada. An unflinchingly realist and unsentimental portrait of two Maritimers trying and failing to make it in the big city, it won three Canadian Film Awards Best Original Screenplay, Best Feature Film and Best Lead Actor (shared by Doug McGrath and Paul Bradley) and is consistently regarded as one of the best Canadian films of all time. In 2016, it was named one of 150 essential works in Canadian cinema history in a poll conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Goin' Down the Road follows the amusing yet poignant exploits of Pete (Doug McGrath) and Joey (Paul Bradley), two unemployed Maritimers on their way to Toronto to seek their fortune. When the prestigious jobs they expected do not materialize, they are forced to work in menial, low-paying jobs in a bottle factory and a carwash. Joey marries a waitress and moves into an apartment with furniture bought on credit. Meanwhile, Pete has higher ambitions which also go unrewarded. When their seasonal jobs disappear, they are forced to move in together. Desperate, they decide to rob a store at Christmas. After botching this job too, they decide in desperation to head west. Atlantic Voices
The Newfoundland and Labrador Choir of Ottawa (On the stage) Prior to the film, the Atlantic Voices choir will perform selection from their upcoming concert Goin' Down the Road. For generations, people from the East Coast have been leaving home and family to pursue opportunity. Drawn from contemporary folk, country and traditional balladry, the songs celebrate those who must wander, as well as those who refuse to leave, no matter the cost. The full concert on May 27 takes place at 3:00 p.m. at Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street http://www.atlanticvoices.ca/Information about this special show:
Part of the cinema's 40th anniversary celebrations! Must see Canadian cinema and Once in a lifetime special event, not to be missed!