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Occurs on Friday June 2 2017

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Blyth Memorial Community Hall
431 Queen Street
BOX 10
Blyth ON N0M 1H0

Play Notes

× Screening of the 1974 documentary The Clinton Special: A Film About the Farm Show by Michael Ondaatje. The screening will be followed by an onstage discussion with the filmmaker and author and Paul Thompson, director of The Farm Show, and moderator Brian D. Johnson. Please note: Mr. Ondaatje will available for an author signing following the moderated discussion.

The Clinton Special – In the summer of 1972, the Theatre Passe Muraille Company moves into the farming community of Clinton and Huron County, Ontario, and makes a play out of the stories and events of the people of that region. The following spring, the company takes its play, "The Farm Show," on a tour of the farming communities of southwestern Ontario, sometimes performing in auction barns and town halls. “The Clinton Special” is a 1974 documentary of the tour and includes scenes from the play.

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