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The Performers Podcast

Oct 3, 2017

For almost 30 years Brian D. Johnson was the film critic and Arts writer for Macleans, Canada's top current affairs magazine.

His work as a critic explored art with the insight of not only a passionate observer but also an accomplished artist with a fascination of the human condition.

Brian's directorial debut, the documentary “Al Purdy Was Here,” is a beautiful piece of work on many levels, I think you’ll really enjoy our chat.

It spans everything from Brian’s working relationship with Leonard Cohen to his working relationship with his son.

Incidentally we recorded last year prior to Leonard Cohen’s passing. Our conversation begins with the fact that more films than ever are being made in Canada but there are less “Canadian” films.

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Al Purdy Was Here on iTunes

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