Reading Alistair MacLeod

  • William D. MacGillivray,
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  • 88 min 52 s

This feature doc profiles acclaimed writer Alistair MacLeod. Hailed internationally as a master of the short story, MacLeod also wrote a novel, No Great Mischief, which was celebrated around the world. Depicting men and women living out their lives against the haunting landscape that surrounds them, most of MacLeod's work is firmly based in Cape Breton even if his characters stray elsewhere. Focusing on the complexities and abiding mysteries at the heart of human relationships, MacLeod maps the close bonds and impassable chasms that lie between people and invokes memory and myth to celebrate the continuity of the generations. This film portrait explores the life and work of this giant of literature.

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Film Credits

participant
Alistair MacLeod
Douglas Gibson
Lisa Moore
Anita MacLeod
Marion MacLeod
Alexander MacLeod
Jake MacDonald
Russell Banks
David Adams Richards
Margaret Atwood
Wayne Johnston
Christopher Donison
Colm Toibin
director
William D. MacGillivray
producer
Terry Greenlaw
Kent Martin
cinematographer
Kent Nason
editor
Christopher Cooper
sound design
Alex Salter
location recording
Alex Salter
original music composer
Christopher Donison
researcher
Susan Newhook
sound editor
Alex Salter
re-recording
The Sandbox
Tattersall Sound & Picture
re-recording mixer
Lou Solakofski
Hayward Parrott
recording engineer
Brian Richards

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