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Candy Mountain

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Candy Mountain, movie, image,

92 minutes – Drama, Road Move, Music,
Language: English
Festival release date: September 1987 (Festival of Festivals – now TIFF)
Release date: February 20, 1988
Production companies: Les Films Vision 4, Les Films Plain-Chant (France), Xanadu Film (Switzerland)
Distributors: International Film Exchange (IFEX), Republic Pictures

A struggling musician sets out from New York to find the legendary guitar maker, Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous. When he reaches Canada and finds Silk, he is faced with the realization that financial gain is nothing compared to the development of one’s artistic ability.
Director Robert Frank said in an interview that Candy Mountain was based on his own life and journey from New York City to Nova Scotia. It won the Silver Seashell Award in 1987 at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. NOTE: The cast and crew was largely non-Canadian, including Robert Frank and co-director Rudy Wurlitzer. It is considered Canadian because of the the investment in the film by the Canadian co-producers. It is a Switzerland-Canada-France production.

Also see: The Best Canadian Films You’ve Probably Never Seen.

Candy Mountain, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Philippe Diaz
Ruth Waldburger
Tom Rothman

Executive Producer:

Gerald B. Dearing

Co-Producer:

Philippe Diaz
Ruth Waldburger
Tom Rothman

Associate Producer:

Tom Rothman

Director:

Robert Frank
Rudy Wurlitzer

Screenwriter:

Rudy Wurlitzer

Cinematographer:

Pio Corradi

Editor:

Jennifer Augé

Composer:

Music by:
Dr. John
David Johansen
Rita MacNeil
Leon Redbone

Production Designer:

Keith Currie
Brad Ricker

Costume Designer:

Carol Wood

Cast: Roles:

Kevin J. O’Connor
Harris Yulin
Tom Waits
Bulle Ogier
Roberts Blossom
Leon Redbone
Dr. John
Rita MacNeil
Joe Strummer
Laurie Metcalf
Jayne Eastwood
Kazuko Oshima
Eric Mitchell
Mary Joy
Robert Joy
Arto Lindsay
Mary Margaret O’Hara
David Johansen
Tony ‘Machine’ Krasinski
Susan Kirschner
Dee De Antonio
Jose Soto
Bob Maroff
Rockets Redglare
Nancy Fish
Dan Archie Cummings
Liz Porrazzo
Roy MacEachern
Wayne Robson
Eric House

Julius
Elmore Silk
Al Silk
Cornelia
Archie
Leon
Henry
Winnie
Mario
Alice
Lucille
Koko Yamamoto
Gunther
Couple
Couple
Alston
Darlene
Keith Burns
Musician
Suzie
Lou Sultan
Musician’s Son
Gas-station Attendant
Van Driver
Maid
Gas-station Owner
Lola
Customs Officer
Buddy Burke
Doctor