Lifestyle & Parenting

Memory Lane

January 26, 2010

Before the hipsters and trendy cafes took over, the heart and soul of
Mile End was its alleyways.

Based on the 1920s childhood of writer Ted Allan, the film Lies My
Father Told Me
takes us wistfully back to the days when milk was
delivered by horse-and-cart and retail therapy meant schmattes
and tchotchkes. Winner of a 1976 Golden Globe, the film tells
the bittersweet story of a little boy and his grandfather peddling junk
in the neighbourhoods back alleys. ust released on DVD, a newly restored
version is being screened at the Segal
Centres CinemaSpace
followed by a post-film discussion with
co-producer Harry Gulkin.

Now maybe we can convince the boys at Café Olympico to bring us our
lattes on horseback?

DVD, US $29.95 at
Tickets from $6; 7 p.m. January
26-27, at CinemaSpace, Segal Centre, 5170 Cote St. Catherine W.,
Montreal, 514-739-7944,


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