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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.

Director:

Mort Ransen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Bourns Graham Bourns ... Himself
Jan Casson Jan Casson ... Herself
Malcolm Dean Malcolm Dean ... Himself
Roger Dowker Roger Dowker ... Himself
Tom Evans Tom Evans ... Himself
Doreen Foster Doreen Foster ... Herself
Lari Frolick Lari Frolick ... Himself
Cindy Glickman Cindy Glickman ... Herself
Peter Keefe Peter Keefe ... Himself
Joyce Moore Joyce Moore ... Herself
Cathy Nasmith Cathy Nasmith ... Herself
Harold Shore Harold Shore ... Himself
Chris Whiteley Chris Whiteley ... Himself
Ken Whiteley Ken Whiteley ... Himself
Mort Ransen Mort Ransen ... Himself - 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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Documentary

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1968 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

A follow-up NFB documentary entitled Summer of '67 was made in 1994 featuring the cast whose youth was captured on film 27 years earlier. 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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