Every Saturday Night

Every Saturday Night

| 27 min

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This documentary short introduces us to The Badlanders, an Alberta band from the Drumheller area. When hard times came to southern Alberta during the 1930s, a generation of young musicians turned to their instruments to lighten the gloom and earn extra money by playing at Saturday night country dances. The film invites you to meet and listen to members of the original band, as well as some members of the younger generation who just don't dig the country music vibe.

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Every Saturday Night, Tom Radford, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Tom Radford
  • producer
    John Taylor
  • photography
    Robert Reece
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Shelah Reljic
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau


    I just saw this film 40 years after it was made. Fond memories of being there while it was made. I love the history and memories of my Dad.

    SPUDJR, 7 Apr 2016

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