February approaches and thanks to Kristina at Speakeasy and Ruth at Silver Screenings, it will once again be maple-flavoured as the O Canada! Blogathon returns for 2017! Thanks as always to Kristina and Ruth for organizing this event and letting MMC! participate!
MMC! will propose a Criterion treatment for François Girard’s fascinating Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993), an unconventional biopic inspired by Bach’s Goldberg Variations and capturing the complexity of its subject through docudrama reenactments, talking head interviews, recitals and broadcasts of Gould’s work, abstract animation, and fourth wall-breaking interactions. Those looking for a refresher on the classical pianist should refer back to MMC!‘s tribute to the National Film Board of Canada and our post on Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroitor’s 1959 documentaries on Gould.