The Al Purdy Songbook will be released in November 2018!
Borealis Records is about to release a stunning 3-disc set, including a Blu-ray and DVD of the film Al Purdy Was Here, a CD of the Al Purdy Songbook album, plus a 40-page booklet. The CD includes 13 tracks of Purdy-inspired performances. Stay tuned for further details!
Al Purdy Was Here is now available on iTunes Canada!
Since its award-winning premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Purdy has played over 70 theatrical dates, across Canada and in Latin America and the U.S. It has has been shown in four languages. Wherever it goes, Purdy is a crowd pleaser. And the critics are raving:
“Stunning” – Martin Knelman, Toronto Star
“Excellent! If you love Canadian culture, you must see Brian D. Johnson’s superb doc”
– Glen Summi, Now
“Wonderful” – Liz Braun, Toronto Sun
“The best documentary at TIFF . . . essential viewing” – Pat Mullen, POV
“Al Purdy Was Here finds poetry in cinema and cinema in poetry . . . I was entranced” – Sydney Levine, Indiewire