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Finding Macpherson - Multilingual DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB566023
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Language:  English, French
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Finding Macpherson is, above all, the story of an improbable friendship between the great Quebec singer Félix Leclerc and the intriguing Frank Randolph Macpherson, a chemical engineer from Jamaica who arrived in Quebec in 1917 and would inspire Leclerc’s song “MacPherson.” It is also a story about memory: a memory of the song that would push animation filmmaker Martine Chartrand to create the striking and poetic animation MacPherson, made by filming paintings on glass using 35mm film, while revisiting her own history. This highly personal and historical journey is captured by Serge Giguère, who accompanies Chartrand from the very start.

A sympathetic look at an artist at work, Finding Macpherson is also a steadfastly humanist film that highlights the imperceptible but unbreakable links that bind us to each other.

Martine Chartrand’s short animated film, Macpherson, offered as a bonus feature on this DVD.

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