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Aro Recommended Actuality Dramas of Allan King, The


aka: Warrendale; A Married Couple; Come on Children; Dying at Grace; Memory For Max, Claire, Ida and Company
USA 1967-2005,
Dir. Allan King
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / Sociology, Youth

Topics: Problem Child, Mid-life, Late-life, Mental Health.


Aroview: A collection of five cinema-verité style documentaries from the extraordinary Canadian auteur Allan King, all of which are emotionally riveting portraits of the everyday, always without the use of interviews or narration.

Warrendale (1967, 100 min) - King's first feature follows 12 children across 7 weeks of experimental therapy at a facility for emotionally disturbed young people.

A Married Couple (1969, 97 min) - An unforgettable portrait of a marriage in crisis, unflinchingly tracing the couple's attempts to resolve their issues in the wake of broken down gender roles.

Come On Children (1972, 92 min) - Ten teenagers journey towards self-discovery on a farming retreat away from parents and teachers, in this portrait of disillusioned youth in the early 1970's.

Dying at Grace (2003, 148 min) - Once seen, never forgotten, this empathetic contemplation of death follows the final days of five terminally ill cancer patients inside the palliative care unit at Toronto Grace Health Centre.

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (2005, 112 min) - King spends four months following the daily routines of the people who live and work in a Toronto Dementia care unit.

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1. Warrendale
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2. A Married Couple
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3. Come on Children
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4. Dying at Grace
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5. Memory
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