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Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood

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Catalogue Number:  LESS04
Producer:  Less Bland Productions
Subject:  Arts, Canadian History, Documentary, Entertainment, Family Studies/Home Economics, History, Media and Communications, Music, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  92:30


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The award-winning feature length comedic documentary Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood is a hilarious and investigative look at the long history and major influence Canadians have had on the development of American pop culture.  It features exclusive celebrity interviews and classic archival images from the very beginnings of Hollywood right through to the present day. Gone South presents an historical overview of the influence of Canadians in Hollywood – for example, three out of the first four Oscar winners for best actress were Canadian, and so was Louis B. Mayer, who founded MGM studios, also Mack Sennett, who discovered Charlie Chaplin, created the Keystone Cops, and essentially invented comedy on film – as well as thematically linked interviews with current Canadians working in Hollywood. The documentary presents the argument that without the slow and subversive influence of Canada, Hollywood as it is known would not and could not exist.  

Canadian celebrities interviewed include Howie Mandel, David Foster, Neve Campbell, Alex Trebek, Shannon Tweed, Tommy Chong, David Shore, Ted Kotcheff, Dave Thomas, Will Sasso, Harland Williams, Calum Worthy, and the last interviews of the late greats Monty Hall, Arthur Hiller, and Alan Thicke.

Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood has been an official selection for 22 Film Festivals in Canada, the US, and the Cayman Islands.  Following its Canadian theatrical release, it broadcast on Super Channel, Discovery Networks, Hollywood Suite, CHEK TV, and was featured on Air Canada flights.


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