October 13, 2016, 7:30pm - October 13, 2016, 8:30pm
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Director Brian D. Johnson and writer Marni Jackson will be on hand to conduct a Q & A after the screening. The film will be shown with French subtitles, the first time Purdy has been translated for a Quebec audience. Montreal is where an unknown Al Purdy made a crucial connection. While working in a mattress factory and writing CBC Radio plays, he met Leonard Cohen, Irving Layton, Frank Scott—that whole red-hot gang of Anglo poets. The Montreal premiere of 'Al Purdy Was Here' will be a special evening. Don't live there? Pass the word to friends who do!