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"Steven M. Blacher" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 14 Nov 1994 21:59:17 CST
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> Gary Fuchs writes, re: THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT:
>"I read about this title in the capsule film review section of THE NEW
>YORKER magazine, where it has appeared over the past few months.
>This indicates that the film has been (or was, at least) playing (at a
>theatre) somewhere in New York City. I recall wanting an opportunity to
>see it on the basis of the capsule rewiew -- which ascribed to the film
>considerable merit, describing it as powerful, gripping and disturbing.
>(and perhaps too raw for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to
>put on US public TV?)"
>The University of Minnesota Film Society (one of the best exhibitors of
>non-mainstream films, thanks to obsessive director Al Milgrom) played it
>for several weeks this summer.
Another university showing is scheduled, indicating that the film may be
available via this route to others also. Here's a notice posted to several
> "THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT," the highly-acclaimed and controversial
> Canadian drama inspired by actual incidents of sexual abuse
> on the part of priests at a boy's orphanage, will be screened
> at Norris Theatre at the University of Southern California.
> This intelligent, sensitively written film was the subject of
> an intense court battle in Canada, and has rarely been shown
> in the U.S.
> "The Boys of St. Vincent will be shown on two weekends only.
> Showtimes are:
>   Saturday, Nov. 12 - 7:30pm
>   Sunday, Nov. 13   - 3:30pm & 7:30pm
>   Saturday, Nov. 19 - 3:30pm & 7:30pm
>   Sunday, Nov. 20   - 3:30pm & 7:30pm
> Admission is $6.  Tickets are available in advance from the
> USC Ticket Office (213) 740-7111, and at the door.
> For further information, please call (213) 740-1945.
Steven M. Blacher / Wellfleet Productions
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