Director: Donald Shebib Run Time: 84min Genre(s): Drama
Recently retired and living in Vancouver, Pete (Doug McGrath) is estranged from his old life in Eastern Canada until he is brought back to Toronto and Nova Scotia by the news that his old best friend, Joey, has died. He sets out on a final road trip to Nova Scotia to scatter his late buddy's ashes, and he makes a few special stops along the way.
Director: Donald Shebib Run Time: 90min Genre(s): Drama
Joey (Bradley) and Peter (McGrath) are best friends from a small town in Nova Scotia. With their seasonal work becoming scarce, they decide to pack up their meagre belongings and head west to Toronto, where they’re convinced better luck awaits them. Finding work at a soda bottling plant, the duo try to adjust to the decidedly different pace of life in the big city. A charming yet realistic portrait of a very Canadian experience, Goin’ Down the Road is known as one of Don Shebib’s finest films, and has landed on the Toronto International Film Festival’s Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time list for four decades in a row.
Sheridan College - SCAET Theatre, Sheridan College 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 2L1
Venue: Sheridan College - SCAET Theatre
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Host(s): Rob Salem
Guest(s): Tedde Moore, Jayne Eastwood, Doug McGrath, Donald Shebib
Event Details: Advance tickets are available at: http://www.offa.ca
The Willson Oakville Film Festival and Sheridan College are partnering to celebrate National Canadian Film Day 150, with a double feature of Goin' Down the Road and Down the Road Again.
This is the first time the seminal Canadian film is being screened together with its sequel, and will include an introduction and Q&A with director Don Shebib and cast members Doug McGrath, Jayne Eastwood, and Tedde Moore.
The event will be hosted by Rob Salem, former movie and TV critic, columnist and editor at Toronto Star.
Event Primary Language: English
Event Accessibility: This venue is accessible.
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