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Goin' Down the Road

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Shot on cheap filmstock with a skeleton crew, Goin’ Down the Road follows two scrappy Nova Scotians who leave home for Toronto chasing rumours of high-paying jobs and the women of Yonge Street. Upon their arrival they encounter a stark city of cold winters, fading relationships and never enough money to get by. Scripted, but loose enough to capture real events (an argument overheard in the apartment next door, boozy buskers in Allan Gardens) Goin’ Down the Road verges into documentary territory capturing 1970’s Toronto at its most gritty and amoral.

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"Still resonates powerfully – perhaps now more than ever, given our times of economic austerity..."
The Globe and Mail
"The original hoser movie."
"Scarcely a false touch… one has to remind oneself that this is an acted film and not a documentary"
Pauline Kael
Featuring: Jayne Eastwood Doug McGrath Paul Bradley Cayle Chernin Nicole Morin
Year: 1970 Runtime: 90 mins Rating: 14A