The Point

The Point

| 48 min

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This documentary is a portrait of Point St. Charles, one of Montreal’s notoriously bleak neighbourhoods. Many of the residents are English-speaking and of Irish origin; many of them are also on welfare. Considered to be one of the toughest districts in all of Canada, Point St. Charles is poor in terms of community facilities, but still full of rich contrasts and high spirits – that is, most of the time.

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The Point, Robert Duncan, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Robert Duncan
  • script
    Robert Duncan
  • producer
    William Weintraub
  • executive producer
    Roman Kroitor
  • camera
    Andreas Poulsson
    David De Volpi
    Savas Kalogeras
    Douglas Kiefer
  • sound
    Claude Hazanavicius
    Richard Nichol
    Raymond Marcoux
    Jean-Guy Normandin
  • editing
    Les Halman
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • narrator
    Budd Knapp
  • music
    Donald Douglas

  • cityconvert

    MarleneFul you are so right. It is a shame to see the end of an era. By the way I sure wouldlike to talk to you for a minute please.

    cityconvert, 4 Jun 2015
  • cityconvert

    Hello This is for the comment from MarleneFul. I wonder if the Ful at the end of your name would continue and spell Fuller? The reason I ask is because that is my last name and I would like to chat with you if it is please. Thank you.

    cityconvert, 31 May 2015
  • cityconvert

    The Point is so interesting for me. My grandfather bought a house there and my dad grew up and went to school there. I so much enjoyed watching the films and only wish that I would have taken more of an interest and asked my dad many questions about the Point. It truly is a unique part of Montreal and I like very much to read about and see pics about the Point especially from the 1920's 30's and 40's which were the times of my dads family.

    cityconvert, 23 Dec 2014
  • MarleneFul

    The Point is an amazing place it is sad to see the end of that era I hope with all the changes that have come to the area that some of the families that have had generation there stay.

    MarleneFul, 16 Nov 2014
  • PaulGoodwin

    Incredible. This is a perfect requiem for a lost neighbourhood. These communities simply do not exist any more. So many parallels to South Boston.

    PaulGoodwin, 10 Sep 2013

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