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The Ernie Game

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88 minutes –

Hard to believe unless you’ve lived there but MontrĂ©al in mid-winter can be a marvelously romantic place to keep warm, especially if you are young. The Ernie Game is set in the mid-1960s, and the city itself doesn’t really matter in this romantic feature. It is a story of young people at a time when the leading edge of the baby boom was leaving home but had yet to really establish homes of their own. Enter Ernie, who is suffering a form of alienation that allows him to accept life as a game. He seems totally unable to make anything more of it. But for those who befriend him and eventually turn him loose again, his game is not enough. The Ernie Game won Canadian Film Awards in 1968 for Best Feature Film and Best Direction.



Crew:
Producer:

Gordon Burwash

Executive Producer:

Robert Allen

Director:

Don Owen

Screenwriter:

Don Owen

Cinematographer:

Jean-Claude Labrecque
Martin Duckworth

Editor:

Roy Ayton

Composer:

The Kensington Market
Leonard Cohen

Cast:Roles:

Alexis Kanner
Jackie Burroughs
Anna Cameron
Leonard Cohen
Corinne Copnick
Rolland D’Amour
Judith Gault
Derek May
Louis Negin

Ernie Turner
Gail
Social worker
Singer
Landlady
Neighbour
Donna
Ernie’s accomplice
Ernie’s friend