Don Breaks Out

Canada, 1974

Film
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A profile of an enthusiast - a man whose fascination with the motion picture is equalled only by his fondness for creating instruments to make music. Maritimer Don Fletcher, ex-prison guard, now film projectionist, explains to an audience of university students how he came to make films, and also demonstrates how he built a violin unlike any other, which nevertheless pours out the real down-east country sound.

Credits

director

Rex Tasker

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:10:17:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31406

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Production and direction

Crafts & Visual Arts → Portraits

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments - Construction

Music & Performing Arts → Violin - Construction

People → Portraits

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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