Still from The Clinton Special, 1974
The Clinton Special: A Film About
The Farm Show by Michael Ondaatje
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 Mr. Ondaatje and Paul Thompson, director of The Farm Show. Moderated 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.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM. Doors Open 7:00 PM
Location: Blyth Memorial Community Hall, 423 Queen Street, Blyth
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