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Bordertown Café ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB525751
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Norma Bailey, Joe MacDonald, Ches Yetman, Stephen J. Roth
Directors:  Norma Bailey
Producing Agencies:  Cinexus (Toronto),Flat City Films Inc. (Winnipeg)
Subject:  Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1991
Running Time:  100m 35s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Marlene is the owner of a nostalgic cafe on the border of Canada and the U.S.A.. Filled with quirky and charming characters, life at the cafe is exciting, entertaining and sometimes chaotic. The envy of his friends because of his eccentric lifestyle, Marlene's seventeen-year-old son, Jimmy dreams of a life behind a white picket fence. His mother's attachment to the past and her reluctance to move on, severely strains their relationship. Jimmy's wishes come true when his father remarries, and asks Jimmy to join him in his new life. The stability that Jimmy has been yearning for is suddenly at his fingertips. Jimmy feels inexplicably torn. Marlene, devastated with the news, finally finds herself reaching out to Jimmy.

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