Film Event
Film Event

Nobody Waved Goodbye

Longtime NFB director Don Owen (Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Leonard Cohen) made his impressive narrative feature debut with this Holden Caulfield-esque story of 18-year-old Peter (Peter Kastner) who is hell-bent on escaping his bourgeois surroundings, but finds trouble in his search for authenticity. In addition to being a clear inspiration for Don Shebib’s 1970s Goin’ Down the Road, the film, with its location shooting and nimble camerawork, makes for a great example of 1960’s ‘Direct Cinema’ and a wonderful Toronto time capsule.

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“One of the enduring legends of Canadian cinema.”
National Post
“Catches a wide range of expressions and boyish attitudes in vivid candid shots.”
New York Times
“A film that you should not miss.”
New York Herald Tribune
Directed by: Don Owen
Featuring: Peter Kastner Julie Biggs Claude Rae John Vernon Lynne Gorman
Year: 1964 Runtime: 80 mins Rating: PG