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FREE Screenings for National Canadian Film Day 150

Goin’ Down the Road is regarded as one of the best and most influential Canadian films of all time!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 · 7:00PM

2 FILMS: Goin’ Down the Road (1970) + Down the Road Again (2011 sequel)

Director Don Shebib and actors Doug McGrath & Tedde Moore will be in attendance.

Venue: Sheridan College Theatre
1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, ON L6H 2L1
There is a $5.00 Sheridan College parking fee for those driving to the event.


Goin’ Down the Road (1970)

Widely recognized as one of the best and most influential Canadian films of all time, Goin’ Down the Road is a key 1970 film directed by classic filmmaker and Torontonian Don Shebib. Stars Doug McGrath, Paul Bradley and Cayle Chernin. Done on a shoestring budget, the film chronicles the lives of two young men from the Maritimes to Toronto, in hopes of finding a better life. The critically acclaimed film lands in most people’s top 10 Canadian films of all time. Don Shebib will be in attendance at the screening for a Q&A for both films. The screenings are hosted by Festival Host Rob Salem, who notes that the film is his all-time favourite!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 1970
  • Director: Don Shebib

 

An Interview with Don Shebib


Down the Road Again (2011 sequel)

To follow (around 9 pm), there will be a screening of Down the Road Again (Donald Shebib), the 2011 sequel. The film has an incredible history—it’s the longest gap between sequels starring the original actors, beating out The Odd Couple II by a whole decade. Forty years after the events of Goin’ Down the Road, Joey has died in Vancouver and Pete — who left Toronto with Joey after a violent incident — must return to the city to honour Joey’s request that his ashes be taken back to Cape Breton Island. Betty-Jo, Joey and Betty’s daughter, joins him in the journey, driving cross-Canada in the same 1960 Chevy Impala convertible that Joey and Pete used when they left home in 1970. The return to Cape Breton becomes Joey’s final gift to Pete, as he reconnects with Betty, Selina and Annie, and learns about Matt.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 2011
  • Director: Don Shebib

 

Down the Road Again Trailer

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