Andrée Pelletier, the Montreal actress acclaimed for her role as the randy housewife in The Handyman, has decided to turn her back on a beckoning Hollywood and write her own Canadian films. Although actor Richard Dreyfuss invited her to audition for his next movie, Whose Life Is It Anyway?,By BARBARA MATTHEWS6 min
The world was once outraged by pictures of bodies stacked in concentration camps (El Salvador: Under the Volcano, Cover, June 15). However since Vietnam the endless display of the dead has degraded our perspective. Bodies are now called guerrillas, freedom fighters, leftists, rightists, victims or the morning roundup.
"Returning, there is only one clear, overwhelming thought: gnat against elephant. Your work has been that of a gnat, cleanfaced and valiant, straining at the end of a tug rope against a dysenteric, powerful, starving, self-tortured, awaking, ancient, immensely humane, knowing and surprisingly unembittered elephant.”By Elizabeth Gray5 min
A dark-haired nine-year-old boy sat shivering as the sun rose. For three hours he had been watching the dilapidated grey house across the street, waiting to ask the finest fiddler he had ever heard to be his teacher. He crossed the street and sat on the doorstep, where he couldn’t be missed.By WENDY LINDSAY, GILLIAN MACKAY5 min
The midnight mizzle dissolved the searchlight’s narrow beam only a few metres ahead of the Micmac’s outboard as it swept the chill estuary. Squinting against the fine droplets, Frank Martin spent the first half-hour of a morning last week stalking the orange floats supporting his salmon net in the dark waters separating Quebec and New Brunswick where the Restigouche River joins the Baie des Chaleurs.By David Thomas4 min
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