This evocative, slyly subversive tour of McMahon's hometown of Niagara Falls established his poetic, lyrical approach to the essay film, as well as his penchant for exploring Canadian culture from a playfully intellectual perspective.
The "Canadian capital of kitsch" has many eccentricities and contradictions beneath its tacky tourist exterior. A member of a family of daredevils recounts the number of people who have perished over the falls, including his own brother. A resident of the notoriously polluted Love Canal tells of the twisted trees lining her street and the birth defects suffered by her daughter.
A kick ass letter from home.
Feature Documentary | Theatrical | 1995
- Finalist, Earth Peace International Film Festival, 1991
- Finalist, Documentary Feature Films, Worldfest Houston, 1992