Our Collection

Prologue

Top of page

One critic described this film as an "immensely appealing and articulate exploration of the world of the drop-out, which makes almost everything else in the recent spate of films about hippydom seem adolescent." Prologue concerns a young Montréaler who edits an underground newspaper. He and his female companion are joined by a young draft dodger from the United States. In the choices they make, the two rival philosophies of dissenting youth become evident: militant protest or communal retreat. The film includes some of the bloody rioting in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic Convention. Also seen and heard in the film is anti-war and civil rights spokesman Abbie Hoffman.

1969, 87 min 39 s

Top of page
Top of page

Award for Best Film Editing given to Christopher Cordeaux
Genie Awards
October 3 1970, Toronto - Canada

Etrog for Best Editing to Christopher Cordeaux
Genie Awards
October 3 1970, Toronto - Canada

First Prize
International Film Festival
August 27 1970, Colombo - Sri Lanka

Robert Flaherty Award for Best Documentary
BAFTA / British Academy of Film & Television Awards
March 1 1970, London - England