84: A Married Couple (1969) with Olivia Fetherstonehaugh
This week, it's all trauma and ethics as we sit down with Midge front-woman Olivia Featherstonehaugh do discuss Allan King's difficult, but poignant documentary A Married Couple. Fraught with ethical filmmaking conundrums and "whoo boy" moments, this important piece of the Canadian film canon is tough to watch but a must see. We talk performing for the camera in a doc, 60's parenting techniques, and what constitutes a toxic relationship and what can be done about it.
We also fill you in on the postscript of this couple and Becky gets all teary.
A Married Couple is part of the Criterion Collection and is probably available at your local library.
This week's end credit music is Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, as performed by Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees for the film of the same name. Why not?
On this week's show
Olivia Fetherstonhaugh is from Vancouver but lives in Toronto. She has a seasonal band called Midge with her friend Shane, who lives in a fire tower six months of the year in Alberta. Their EP, Still Receiver, was released by Ur Audiovisual on April 15th. For updates, subscribe to the band's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midgetoronto/ .