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Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry

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Author of one of the major novels of the century, Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry fought a winning battle with words, and a losing battle with liquor. On-location shooting in four countries, photographs, readings by Richard Burton from Lowry's novel, and interviews with the people who loved and hated him give the film a terrifying immediacy. More than a portrait, it is a reflection on the greater agony of man.

1976, 99 min 20 s

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Assolo Award
Festival international du film sur l'art et de biographies d'artistes
May 26 to 31 1979, Assolo - Italy

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Feature Length Documentaries
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 23 to 28 1977, New York - USA

ACTRA Award for Best Writer - Visual Medium to Donald Brittain
Actra Awards
March 23 1977, Montréal - Canada

Etrog for Best Editing to John Kramer
Genie Awards
October 18 to 24 1976, Toronto - Canada

Etrog for Best Documentary
Genie Awards
October 18 to 24 1976, Toronto - Canada

Etrog for Best Non-dramatic Script to Donald Brittain and John Kramer
Genie Awards
October 18 to 24 1976, Toronto - Canada

Etrog for Best Sound Editing to Les Halman, Abbey Neidik
Genie Awards
October 18 to 24 1976, Toronto - Canada

Etrog for Best Original Music Score to Alain Clavier
Genie Awards
October 18 to 24 1976, Toronto - Canada

Etrog for Best Direction to Donald Brittain andJohn Kramer
Genie Awards
October 18 to 24 1976, Toronto - Canada