Finding Macpherson (Trailer)

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Finding Macpherson is, above all, the story of an improbable friendship between the great Quebec singer Félix Leclerc and the intriguing Frank Randolph Macpherson, a chemical engineer from Jamaica who arrived in Quebec in 1917 and would inspire Leclerc’s song “MacPherson.” It is also a story about memory: a memory of the song that would push animation filmmaker Martine Chartrand to create the striking and poetic animation MacPherson, made by filming paintings on glass using 35mm film, while revisiting her own history. This highly personal and historical journey is captured by Serge Giguère, who accompanies Chartrand from the very start.

A sympathetic look at an artist at work, Finding Macpherson is also a steadfastly humanist film that highlights the imperceptible but unbreakable links that bind us to each other.

Credits

script
Serge Giguère
research
Serge Giguère
director
Serge Giguère
editing
Annie Jean
producer
Nicole Hubert
Sylvie Van Brabant
Colette Loumède
camera
Serge Giguère
sound
Serge Giguère
sound design
Atelier Claude Beaugrand
original music
Bertrand Chénier
archival research
Odette Désormeaux
sound editing
Claude Beaugrand
foley
Lise Wedlock
re-recording
Jean Paul Vialard
executive producer
Colette Loumède
participant
Arnold Fay
Michel Leclerc
Eileen Jourdain
Pierre Landry
Jean-Marie Leclerc
Louey Parent
Georgie Ravary
Alanis Obomsawin

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