Friday, 29 April 2016

May Film: Al Purdy Was Here

May 2, 2016 – Galaxy Cinemas Chatham @ 4pm & 7pm

Director: Brian D. Johnson
Cast: Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, George Bowering, Joseph Boyden, Gordon Pinsent, Gordon Downie, Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Zubot, Sarah Harmer, Tanya Tagaq, Doug Paisley
Run Time: 90 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: English

Al Purdy is a charismatic tower of contradictions: a "sensitive man" who whips out a poem in a bar fight; a factory worker who finds grace in an Arctic flower; a mentor to young writers who remained a stranger to his sons. Purdy has been called the last, best and most Canadian poet. "Voice of the Land" is engraved on his tombstone.  Al Purdy Was Here is story of Canada's leading poet and the A-Frame cabin he built - Canada's leading musicians and artists come together to tell the tale of Al Purdy.

Tickets are available for $10 prior to each screening.

Please note: Our film screenings begin promptly at 4:00pm & 7:00pm - please arrive early. Season pass holders must arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to claim their seat. We reserve the right to sell unclaimed seats 15 to show time.