The Agony of Jimmy Quinlan

Canada, 1970

Film
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Jimmy Quinlan is a derelict, one of some five thousand other men and women who have abandoned their jobs and families to live in the streets and alleys in Montreal. This film, a powerful portrayal of life on skid row, tells of his “agonies” - his attempt to get off the bottle. It’s something he’s tried before, and will probably have to try again. Award: New York

Credits

co-director

Andy Thomson

Janice H Brown

Robert Duncan

producer

Peter Katadotis

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33392

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - New York - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homelessness

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alcoholism

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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