MIDAlpha TitleTitleYearColor/BWRunning TimeFormatsAbstractTopics
6808ROADKILL*ROADKILL*1989b & w85 minvhs (Directed by Bruce McDonald; with Valerie Buhagiar, Gerry Quigley, Larry Hudson, Bruce McDonald, Shaun Bowring, Don McKellar and Mark Tarantino) A rock'n'road movie about a girl named Ramona who learns how to drive. Her boss, a rock promoter named Roy Seth, sends her into the wilds of northern Ontario to cut short the mangled tour of his renegade rock band, "The Children of Paradise". After a bungled beginning, she finds herself stranded in Sudbury, without the band, without her bag, and without any money. Ramona's search for the band and for herself crosses the careening paths of four ambitious men: Bruce, an outlaw movie director who is searching for a bang-up ending to his obsessive documentary; Matthew, a disillusioned rock star on a spiritual quest; Russell, a loner trying to break into the competitive field of serial killing; and Luke, a boy who wants to be a man. . . . By the end of her strange journey, Ramona figures out how to give these men what they want. Ultimately, they only get what they deserve. As for Ramona, she finds her independence, a new identity . . . and she learns how to drive. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)