bp (pushing the boundaries)

bp (pushing the boundaries)

Release date:

2004

Running time:

45 minutes

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No

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In this award-winning documentary, filmmaker Brian Nash has created a tapestry of style and content as he reveals the essence of the late poet bpNichol, author of over 300 publications including books of poetry and fiction, sound recordings, television scripts, libretti and comic strips. The film is thought-provoking, experimental, wildly playful and captures the work and spirit of bpNichol (1944-88), who in 1970 was the youngest recipient ever of the prestigious Governor General's Award.

Interviews with Bill Bissett, Roy Miki, Fred Wah and Christian Bök, among a host of other writers and colleagues, reveal the profound impact of this eclectic artist.

Discussion guide available for download here:

bp_pushing_boundaries_discussion_guide.pdf

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