Al Purdy Was Here2015
Al Purdy Was Here (2015)
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If we didn't know who Al Purdy was before, we do now.
Brian D. Johnson makes a strong transformation from Maclean's film critic to documentary director with this engaging account of the late Al Purdy, the colourful rebel poet who became a CanLit star.
The mostly assured trafficking between a chronicle of Purdy's career and an assessment of his literary and familial legacy is the film's main strength, but also something of a liability.
Canada's greatest poet receives a warm and eminently watchable tribute from critic turned filmmaker Brian D. Johnson.
An affectionate documentry that is captivating enough to make you want to learn more ab out this droll, beer-loving wordsmith.
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