Paper Boy

Paper Boy

| 14 min

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This short, fiction film follows a young newspaper boy on his route in the crowded inner city. Set to a soundtrack of the blues, but with no words, we enter his gritty world of apartment buildings, rooming houses and dilapidated dwellings. At some doors he tosses his papers with neat precision, at others with deliberate carelessness. His interactions show the malice and kindness of his life, both given and received.

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Paper Boy, Clay Borris, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Clay Borris
  • script
    Clay Borris
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • photography
    John F. Phillips
  • music
    Willie Dunn
    Jesse Winchester
    Dutch Mills
  • cast
    Garry Borris
    Rose-Anna Borris
    Edmond Charest
    Norman Gautreau
    Roy Gautreau
    Sue Hall
    Jean-Guy Maltais
    Anne Saunders
    Jann Stefoff
    Jerry Borris

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