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SITTING IN LIMBO

(1986)
95 mins | Classics | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandNR
Nova Scotia14
P.E.I.14
New Brunswick14
QuebecG
OntarioNR
ManitobaNR
SaskatchewanNR
AlbertaNR
British ColumbiaNR
Northwest TerritoriesNR
NunavutNR
YukonNR

Director: John N. Smith

Writer(s): John N. Smith, David Wilson

Star(s): Pat Dillon, Fabian Gibbs, Sylvie Clarke

Synopsis:

In Montreal’s West Indian community, Pat (Dillon) shares an apartment with two unmarried mothers on welfare and is naturally jaded on the subject of men. But she soon f inds herself involved with the hopeless Fabian (Gibbs). A high-school dropout, Fabian doesn’t stand much of a chance in the job market. His work at a local warehouse lasts just long enough to launch Fabian and Pat on the road to economic disaster.

Sitting in Limbo achieved Honourable Mention for “its freshness and vitality” at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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About the Director

John N. Smith

Known for his award-winning TV docudramas The Boys of St. Vincent and Dieppe, Smith’s Sitting in Limbo won the Best Canadian Feature Film – Special Citation at the 1986 Toronto International Film Festival. He also directed the feature film Love & Savagery, which was nominated for the Best Feature award at the Chicago International Film Festival.

SITTING IN LIMBO

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