Remembering filmmaker Terence Macartney-Filgate, the man behind films such as The Back-breaking Leaf and The Days Before Christmas, and a formative member of the direct cinema movement.
The girls just go crazy for Canuck crooner Paul Anka in Lonely Boy. Drawing upon the observational practices of the NFB’s Candid Eye series and appearing within the global movement of cinema
Terence Macartney-Filgate is part of a small group of Canadians at the NFB in the late 1950s who helped shape and even invent documentary film as we know it today.
An air of timeliness underscores any discussion of the 1958-60 Candid Eye cinema direct films made by the National Film Board’s Unit B.