Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould: Port Moody Canada Film Festival

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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Director: François Girard Run Time: 93min Genre(s): Drama

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Mirroring the structure of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the recording that made eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould famous, this dramatic narrative is broken up into 32 short pieces. Each short film provides an insight into an aspect of Gould’s life and career. Some are filmed as dramatic re-creations, while others are more abstract: There is even an animated piece accompanied by a recording of a Gould performance. Colm Feore is brilliant as Gould, humanizing the difficult genius whose studio recordings, imaginative radio documentaries and insightful writings are still influential in contemporary classical circles.

“Instead of a laborious bio-pic, we get a sly, quick-witted meditation on a character always likely to elude our grasp.” — Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

Cast: Colm Feore, Gerry Quigley, Gale Garnett, Don McKellar
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - NR
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - NR
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English
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Venue: Port Moody Canada Film Festival

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Details: In celebration of National Canadian Film Day 150 on April 19, TIFF’s national screening outreach programme, Film Circuit, will present 150 free screenings of selected Canada on Screen titles across the country at various Film Circuit locations. Learn more about these and other free programming celebrating Canada 150 at For ticketing information please contact local Film Circuit organizers. For more details please click here:

Event Primary Language: English

Free Admission

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