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Saint-John Free Public Library
1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4Z6

As part of THE NFB IN LIBRARIES programming, the Saint John Public Library is offering the following free screening for Canada Book Week:

The Geographies of DAR (Monique LeBlanc |2023 | 75 min) is a captivating film that explores the life and literary works of renowned Canadian author David Adams Richards.

Through stunning visuals, insightful interviews and excerpts from his writings, the film uncovers the profound connection between Richards’ personal experiences and Eastern Canada’s Miramichi, the region that shaped his storytelling. The masterful cinematography showcases the harsh yet beautiful landscapes of Richards’ Miramichi, taking viewers on a journey through the complex lives of his characters, marked by destruction, freedom and redemption.

Richards opens up about his childhood, his struggles and demons, and his unwavering belief in God, providing candid and perceptive insights into cruelty, love, faith and the human experience. This poignant film is an elegy to the joys, suffering, mercies and beauty of life, celebrating the indomitable spirit and courage of this extraordinary Canadian writer.

For more info, contact the organiser: BiblioLib-SJ@gnb.ca or Facebook.com/SJFPL

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