The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: January 27, 2017 - Toronto - January 27, 2017 - Toronto
February 17, 2017 - Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver

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Cast: Gordon Pinsent, Norman Jewison, Christopher Plummer, Mary Walsh


In this moving documentary, Canadian screen icon Gordon Pinsent takes audiences on an emotional journey through his illustrious 70-year career. It is the real story behind Gordon's early years and the life he has shared with his wife Charm (Charmion King) — how they met, how they fell in love, and how she helped him reconcile his past.

Set partially along the gorgeous coastline of Gordon's homeland, Newfoundland, the film is also a figurative love letter to Victor Solnicki, director Brigitte Berman's husband, who passed away on the film's TIFF premiere in September 2016.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Canada. Gordon Pinsent and participants Norman Jewison and Christopher Plummer are Canadian. Director Brigitte Berman was born in Kingston, Ontario.

Director: Brigitte Berman
Studio: Bridge Productions
Producer(s): Brigitte Berman, Victor Solnicki, Daniel Pellerin
Screenplay: Brigitte Berman

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  • 5 stars "Fascinating look at a Canadian icon. I've watched Mr. Pinsent in countless TV and movie productions over the years, he's an absolute favourite!"