Reading Alistair MacLeod

Reading Alistair MacLeod

| 1 h 28 min

This feature doc profiles acclaimed writer Alistair MacLeod. Hailed internationally as a master of the short story, MacLeod also wrote a novel, No Great Mischief, which was celebrated around the world. Depicting men and women living out their lives against the haunting landscape that surrounds them, most of MacLeod's work is firmly based in Cape Breton even if his characters stray elsewhere. Focusing on the complexities and abiding mysteries at the heart of human relationships, MacLeod maps the close bonds and impassable chasms that lie between people and invokes memory and myth to celebrate the continuity of the generations. This film portrait explores the life and work of this giant of literature.

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  • participant
    Alistair MacLeod
    Douglas Gibson
    Lisa Moore
    Anita MacLeod
    Marion MacLeod
    Alexander MacLeod
    Jake MacDonald
    Russell Banks
    David Adams Richards
    Margaret Atwood
    Wayne Johnston
    Christopher Donison
    Colm Toibin
  • director
    William D. MacGillivray
  • producer
    Terry Greenlaw
    Kent Martin
  • cinematographer
    Kent Nason
  • editor
    Christopher Cooper
  • sound design
    Alex Salter
  • location recording
    Alex Salter
  • original music composer
    Christopher Donison
  • researcher
    Susan Newhook
  • sound editor
    Alex Salter
  • re-recording
    The Sandbox
    Tattersall Sound & Picture
  • re-recording mixer
    Lou Solakofski
    Hayward Parrott
  • recording engineer
    Brian Richards