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Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Robin Spry, Prologue was the first Canadian film to screen at the Venice Film Festival. Set and filmed during the sixties, this fiction feature tells the story of a young Montrealer who edits an underground newspaper with help from his female friend and a draft dodger from the United States. Two rival philosophies of dissenting youth become evident in the choices they make: militant protest vs. communal retreat. The film includes some seminal archival footage of a speech by legendary anti-war activist Abbie Hoffman and bloody rioting during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Prologue, Robin Spry, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Robin Spry
  • producer
    Robin Spry
    Tom Daly
  • script
    Sherwood Forest
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
  • sound
    Russ Heise
  • editing
    Christopher Cordeaux
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
    Christopher Cordeaux
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • music
    Bill Brooks
    Michael Malus
    The Ventures
  • cast
    Christopher Cordeaux
    Peter Cullen
    Frank Edwards
    Henry Gamer
    Robert Girolami
    Victor Knight
    Elaine Malus
    Gary Rader
    John Robb

  • steur

    I saw Prologue on tv in Norway, just after seeing Easy Rider in the cinema, it all made sense again. I've searched for this film, now and then, for nearly fifty years; at last, thanks nfb.

    steur, 3 Jun 2017

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