"Goin' Down the
Directed by Donald Shebib
Two naive young men leave the desolation of Nova
Scotia behind to try their luck in the big city of Toronto. Without money,
contacts or educations, they find their new lives harder than anticipated.
An acclaimed film from director Don Shebib, Goin' Down the Road is
a key entry in the canon of Canadian cinema. Shot on 16mm on a shoe-string
budget, the film captures the gamut of their experiences and emotions -
from optimism and laughter to frustration and loneliness - with an
impressive realism. "Don Shebib is so good at blending actors into
locations that at times...one forgets that it is an acted film" (Pauline
Kael, The New Yorker). 90 minutes.