Reading Alistair MacLeod

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Release Date: September 22, 2005 (limited)

1h 28m | Documentary


One of Atlantic Canada's finest independent film-makers has created a superb portrait of another fellow writer from the east coast -- Canadian Alistair Macleod -- admired for the brilliant craft of his short stories and his groundbreaking novel No Great Mischief.

Although he has taught creative writing for three decades in Ontario he is most at home on the island of Cape Breton.

In this film we get to know MacLeod but also the many writers who admire his work -- including Margaret Atwood, David Adams Richards, Russell Banks, Lisa Moore, and Wayne Johnston who all read their favourite passages and share personal stories.

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