Tom Allen's The Last Curlew

An adaptation of the pioneering environmental novel "Last of the Curlews" by Canadian naturalist Fred Bodsworth.

A grieving widower and his reluctant, teenage granddaughter embark on a pilgrimage of hope and faith that become a turning point in each of their lives.

In person: producer/writer Tom Allen.
Tom Allen is the host of About Time on CBC Music. He is an accomplished author, trombonist, storyteller and concert host.

In The Last Curlew, a new adaptation of naturalist Fred Bodsworth's classic 1954 novel, filmmaker Tom Allen expands and enlarges the original theme.

The movie stars R.H. Thomson and Liyou Abere. Allen’s artistic and atmospheric adaptation of the novel incorporates dance by Julia Aplin, with music by Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer, Alexina Louie, and Marjan Mozetich. The musical pieces are performed by Etsuko Kimura, TSO Assistant Concertmaster, and KWSO Principal harpist Lori Gemmell.

The Last Curlew was filmed on location in Mulmer Township and Collingwood, Ontario by director Gregory J. Sinclair and crew.


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