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The Kid Brother (VOSTF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
April 20th, 2021
Duration
95 min

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director

The Kid Brother
Directed by
Claude Gagnon
Language
VOSTF
Actors
Caitlin Clarke, Kenny Easterday, Liane Curtis
Origins
Canada, United States, Japan
Year
1987
Duration
95 min
Genre
Drama
Rating
G
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Kenny, 13, lives with his family in a working- class district of Pittsburgh. He suffers from agenesis from birth, and his pelvis and legs had to be amputated. Nevertheless, he leads a normal life and moves nimbly on his hands. His life and that of his family are upset when a television crew comes to film him and his close relations.

The Kid Brother

Trailer in french version. The movie will be presented in the original version with french subtitles.

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Claude Gagnon

Claude Gagnon (born 1949 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and producer, who frequently works in both Canada and Japan. His most noted films include Keiko (1979), Kenny *(1988), *The Pianist (1991), Kamataki (2005) and Karakara (2012). He won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award in 1979 for Keiko. (Wikipedia)

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Rencontrer Claude Gagnon pour discuter de son cinéma est une occasion de retraverser quatre décennies d’engagement ininterrompu derrière la caméra...

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Kenny, a landmark meeting for filmmaker Claude Gagnon

The news this week of the death of Kenny Easterday brought back to the memory of Quebec filmmaker Claude Gagnon a meeting that changed his life. However, this meeting between the director and the young disabled boy could not have taken place. When the producers contacted Claude Gagnon to offer him to shoot the film on Kenny Easterday, he hesitated ...

Claude Gagnon's Filmography
I was afraid to fall into sensationalism. I didn't want to be the child of the circus, nor a film to make everyone cry. I understood that what was important was to reproduce the real conditions of existence of the Easterday.
Claude Gagnon (1987)
Documentaire sur la vie d'adulte de Kenny Easterday
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