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The Ernie Game

1967 1 h 28 min
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This fictional feature follows a twenty-something man who is struggling to define his position in the world in early adulthood. He has left their parents' home but still has not made an home of his own. Our protagonist’s alienation is palpable; for him life is a game, not because he chooses to make it so, but because he is unable to make anything more of it. But for those who befriend him and eventually turn him loose again, his game is not enough. Filmed in Montreal, this classic by Don Owen (Nobody Waved Good-bye) explores the time-worn rite of passage …

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This fictional feature follows a twenty-something man who is struggling to define his position in the world in early adulthood. He has left their parents' home but still has not made an home of his own. Our protagonist’s alienation is palpable; for him life is a game, not because he chooses to make it so, but because he is unable to make anything more of it. But for those who befriend him and eventually turn him loose again, his game is not enough. Filmed in Montreal, this classic by Don Owen (Nobody Waved Good-bye) explores the time-worn rite of passage of finding oneself in a world not built for rakish playfulness.
  • director
    Don Owen
  • screenplay
    Don Owen
  • producer
    Gordon Burwash
  • executive producer
    Robert Allen
  • camera
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
    Martin Duckworth
  • sound
    Roger Hart
  • editing
    Roy Ayton
  • sound editing
    Victor Merrill
  • music editing
    Malca Gillson
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
    Michel Descombes
  • music
    The Kensington Market
    Leonard Cohen
  • cast
    Jackie Burroughs
    Anna Cameron
    Leonard Cohen
    Corinne Copnick
    Roland d' Amour
    Judith Gault
    Alexis Kanner
    Derek May
    Louis Negin

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