Event type: All Ages
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival presents DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN
Director: Don Shebib
Featuring: Doug McGrath, Kathleen Robertson, Anthony Lemke
Runtime: 84 minutes
*the sequel to the Canadian classic
In Goin’ Down the Road, more than 40 years before, Pete and Joey were fleeing Toronto for the west coast and their last chance. Forty years later, Pete’s retiring from his job as a Vancouver letter carrier, with one final delivery—taking Joey’s ashes back to their Cape Breton home—in the unexpected company of the daughter Joey abandoned when he had to leave his pregnant wife Betty behind four decades before. The recklessness of youth is replaced in Down the Road Again by elegiac composure and curiosity, and Shebib uses the intricacies of plot to map out the characters’ search for who they are, to themselves and to one another, before it’s too late. Writer-director Don Shebib will attend this screening for an extended conversation. You don’t have to have seen Goin’ Down the Road to see Down the Road Again (but there’s no reason you shouldn’t).
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March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Cutoff is Sunday, March 15, 2020 6:59 am EST unless it sells out earlier.