The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden

Director: Thom Fitzgerald Cast: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Seanna McKenna

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The Hanging Garden

Ten years after he disappeared from his family's life, Sweet William (Chris Leavins) returns home to Nova Scotia for his sister's wedding. Despite the fact that he's gone from a morbidly obese adolescent to a thin, handsome, self-assured young man, the reunion proves bittersweet. Although he reconnects with his loving sister Rosemary (Kerry Fox) and his Alzheimer's-afflicted grandmother Grace (Joan Orenstein), he is dismayed to learn that his parents' rocky marriage has settled into permanent animosity. He also witnesses the toll his absence has taken on his abusive, alcoholic father, Whiskey Mack (Peter MacNeill); his tight-lipped mother Iris (Seana McKenna); and Violet (Christine Dunsworth), the tomboyish younger sister he's never met. The past lingers in the very air of William's childhood home; disturbing visions of himself as both a waifish boy (Ian Parsons) and a fat adolescent (Troy Veinotte) follow him everywhere. And it's not just the ghosts who dredge up the past. Rosemary's new husband, Fletcher (Joel S. Keller), flirts shamelessly with William, bringing back memories of the painful relationship the two shared as teenagers. When Iris disappears, William must confront not only the haunting visions of his past, but also the unfinished business he left behind. The feature debut of writer/director Thom Fitzgerald, The Hanging Garden was the winner of the Air Canada People's Choice Award for best picture and the co-winner of the Toronto-CITY TV Award for Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
UPC: 0883904304043
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 80,849

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Leavins Sweet William
Kerry Fox Rosemary
Seanna McKenna Iris
Peter MacNeill Whiskey Mac
Christine Dunsworth Violet
Troy Veinotte Teen Sweet William
Sarah Polley Teen Rosemary
Joel S. Keller Fletcher
Joan Orenstein Grace
Jocelyn Cunningham Laurel
Heather Rankin Black Eyed Susan
Ashley MacIsaac Basil
Martha Irving Dusty Miller
Renee Penney Grace the Nun
Ian Parsons Little Sweet William
Mark Austin Preacher
Jim Faraday Mr. MacDougal
Annabelle Dexter Actor
Tom Chambers Police Officer
Michael Weir Police Officer

Technical Credits
Thom Fitzgerald Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Eric Cayla Cinematographer
Philippe Espantoso Sound/Sound Designer
Louise Garfield Producer
Arnie Gelbart Producer
Mark Hammond Associate Producer
Georges Hannon Sound/Sound Designer
Charlotte Harper Production Designer
Peter Harper Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel Jobin Cinematographer
Mary Jane Lamond Score Composer
Ashley MacIsaac Score Composer
Heather Rankin Score Composer
John Roby Score Composer
Susan Shanks Editor
Darlene Shiels Production Designer
Taavo Soodor Art Director
James A. Worthen Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Hanging Garden
1. Main Title/Bloom and Grow [6:03]
2. Coming Home [6:25]
3. One of the Family [7:41]
4. His Mother's Son [9:06]
5. The Call [3:24]
6. Litte Boy Lost [7:26]
7. The Kids Are Alright [6:18]
8. Blessed Virgins [2:56]
9. Mother's Helper [4:25]
10. Hanging on a Line [2:31]
11. "Spring and Fall" [2:48]
12. Self-Reflection [11:46]
13. A Certain Madness [3:33]
14. Taking a Breath [6:04]
15. Dead and Gone [3:13]
16. The Road Ahead/End Credits [7:05]

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