Al Purdy Was Here (2015)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This documentary profiles Canadian poet Al Purdy, who first came to prominence in the 1960s with a style of writing that attempted to capture the tenor of modern life. The film includes archival footage of Purdy from television appearances, as well as interviews with friends, colleagues, and fellow artists. Directed by Brian D. Johnson, Al Purdy Was Here made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.



cabin, Canadian [nationality], poet, portrait, retreat [sanctuary], writing