The second feature from celebrated Canadian filmmaker Don Owen (Nobody Waved Goodbye), The Ernie Game is a penetrating, unsettling character study and an inexplicably overlooked triumph of the New Hollywood era. Predating like-minded studies of loner desperation from Midnight Cowboy to Taxi Driver in a ’60s milieu comparable to Inside Llewyn Davis – complete with a musical performance by budding folkie Leonard Cohen – The Ernie Game has a distinctly Canadian vitality and desolation.
This release also features four of Owen’s earlier films, including Notes for a Film About Donna & Gail – which introduces two of The Ernie Game’s central characters – and a remastered presentation of the landmark documentary (co-directed by Donald Brittain), Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen.
Region Free Blu-ray
High Steel (1965, 14 min.)
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965, 44 min.)
Notes for a Film About Donna & Gail (1966, 49 min.)
A Further Glimpse of Joey (1966, 28 min.)
Cosmic Zoom (1968, 8 min.)
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
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