It Will Not Last the Night: The Theatre of Larry Lillo

It Will Not Last the Night: The Theatre of Larry Lillo

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From his rural beginnings on a farm in Alberta, Larry Lillo achieved a luminous 25-year career in Canadian theatre. As an actor, director and artistic director, he became widely celebrated as Canada's "Golden Boy" - a daring visionary who inspired audiences, critics, and colleagues alike. His unique approach to creating memorable theatre is captured as the film follows his final directorial effort: Macbeth for the Vancouver Playhouse. During the making of this film he died of AIDS; yet his passion, insight and joy transcend the debilitating effects of the disease.

His contributions to theatre are discussed by leading Canadian stage artists and critics, including Urjo Kareda, Eric Peterson, John Gray, Martha Henry, Christopher Newton, John Murrell, Morris Panych, Nicola Cavendish, David Watmough, and Colin Thomas. This moving celebration of Lillo's approach to living and to the creative process reveals how the "moment to moment" essence of theatre becomes one with the ephemeral quality of life -- it will not last the night.

Award(s): Silver Plaques (Arts/Humanities Category), Chicago Film Festival; Bronze Apple Award, National Educational Media Festival , Oakland, California

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