This Hour Has Seven Decades
Dir. Irene Duma / Canada / 5:30 / Mockumentary
A delightful tongue-in-cheek look at a broadcast journalist suffering through some serious storytelling sins.
What Our Film Advisors Are Saying…
I always liked Patrick Watson so it was nice to see him having a little fun with the language of modern television.
- Gary Thomas, Filmmaker and MSF Film Advisor
About the Film
The BookShort production is based on Watson’s memoir of the same name, published by McArthur & Company. This Hour Has Seven Decades is a quirky and clever send up of today’s television noise, as Canadian broadcast legend Patrick Watson is thwarted in his attempt to deliver his sincere reflection culled from his decades in the business. The film stars Patrick Watson and very funny improv actor Dave Healey (Bad Dog Theatre), directed by Irene Duma and produced by Judith Keenan.
Based on the Memoir This Hour Has Seven Decades
By Patrick Watson
McArthur & Company
ABOUT THE BOOK: In This Hour Has Seven Decades, Patrick Watson gives a first-person account of a sunny and adventurous childhood, the early days of broadcasting, the troubled years of his chairmanship of the CBC, and the myriad projects of the in-between and later years, in a frank, gossipy narrative that reflects the storytelling skills that have made his novels and historical books bestsellers.
WRITER & DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Allyson Reid Bowering
A Production of BookShorts Literacy Program