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The River Of My Dreams: A Portrait Of Gordon Pinsent


104 minutes – Documentary
Festival release date: September 15, 2016 (TIFF)
Release date: January 27, 2017 (Toronto)
Release date: February 17, 2017 (Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax)
Distributor: Bridge Productions

In this carefully crafted film biography, true Canadian screen icon Gordon Pinsent takes viewers on an emotional journey through his illustrious 70-year career. Since it comes right from the man himself, this is the accurate story behind his early years and the life he shared with his wife “Charm” (Charmion King) who died in 2007. He tells the story of how they met, how they fell in love, and how she helped him reconcile his past. Born in 1930 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, no production about the famous actor, screenwriter, artist and author could be made without some of the scenes being shot in his beloved home province and this touching documentary includes many. His voice and work as a narrator (The Old Man and the Sea) is highlighted in some of the most beautiful passages of this film as Pinsent recites from works by Keats, Shakespeare, and Lewis Carroll.

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Victor Solnicki
Daniel Pellerin
Brigitte Berman

Executive Producer:

Dan Peel


Brigitte Berman


Brigitte Berman


Simon Ennis
John Price


John Whitcher
Brigitte Berman


James Mark Stewart

Cast: Roles:

Gordon Pinsent
Norman Jewison
Christopher Plummer
Mary Walsh
Richard Ouzounian
R.H. Thomson
Leah Pinsent
Beverly Pinsent
Barry Kennedy
Krystin Pellerin