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Christopher's Movie Matinee (1968)

When a camera crew are sent to document hippie protests in Yorkville, Canada's counter-culture capital, they are charmed by a group of misunderstood kids with their own ideas about what kind of movie to make.

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Mort Ransen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Bourns Graham Bourns ... Self
Jan Casson Jan Casson ... Self
Malcolm Dean Malcolm Dean ... Self
Roger Dowker Roger Dowker ... Self
Tom Evans Tom Evans ... Self
Doreen Foster Doreen Foster ... Self
Lari Frolick Lari Frolick ... Self
Cindy Glickman Cindy Glickman ... Self
Peter Keefe Peter Keefe ... Self
Joyce Moore Joyce Moore ... Self
Cathy Nasmith Cathy Nasmith ... Self
Harold Shore Harold Shore ... Self
Chris Whiteley Chris Whiteley ... Self
Ken Whiteley Ken Whiteley ... Self
Mort Ransen ... Self - Director, Editor
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When a camera crew are sent to document hippie protests in Yorkville, Canada's counter-culture capital, they are charmed by a group of misunderstood kids with their own ideas about what kind of movie to make.

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Activist David DePoe and journalist Cathy Young appear in the film participating in hippie protests in Yorkville. See more »

Quotes

Lari Frolick: Time is money, learning is earning... and school is boring.
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Beautiful, charming and sadly overlooked documentary film
8 September 2016 | by writetotwSee all my reviews

A faded love letter to teen-hood, Christopher's Movie Matinée (1967) is a charming coming-of-age film framed by the irresistibly iconic fashion, music and mindset of the era.

Shot in Yorkville, Toronto (then Canada's counter-culture capital) in the famed summer of love, a group of fourteen teenagers get to grips with a changing world.

The kids are so honest, endearing and instantly lovable, and the relationships they develop with the filmmakers really make this movie unique.

Director/Editor Mort Ransen does an incredible job shooting both a stylish and progressive time capsule on 16mm film, and I hope this intimate and honest movie resonates with you as it did with me two generations after it was made.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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1968 (Canada) See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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