Allan King

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company

Allan King brings us in close to the people who reside and work in a home for geriatric care in this beautifully conceived, powerful documentary. For four months, King follows the daily routines of eight patients suffering from dementia and memory loss; the result is searing, compassionate drama that can bring to the viewer a greater understanding of his or her loved ones.

Film Info

  • Allan King
  • Canada
  • 2005
  • 112 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.77:1
  • English

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Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

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Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company
Cast
Claire Mandell
Max Trachter
Ida Orliffe
Fay Silverman
Rachel Baker
Murray Cornish
Helen Mosten-Growe
Ruth Kogon
The residents’s friends and families
The staff of the Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System
Credits
Director
Allan King
Producer
Allan King
Cinematography
Peter Walker
Editing
Nick Hector
Sound recordist
Jason Milligan
Sound rerecordist
Michael Bonini
Music
Rob Carli

From The Current

Three Tributes to Allan King

These tributes first appeared in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. They are posted here by permission of the authors. The photographs appear courtesy of Colleen Murphy.   COLLEEN MURPHY After we decided to ge…

The Local Cadence of Allan King’s Filmmaking

This essay first appeared in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. It is posted here by permission of the author. Michelangelo said he could sense the figure in the uncut stone; his job was to chip away marble till it…

By Marni Jackson


Feb 2, 2011
An Interview with Allan King

This interview was published in the winter 2010 issue of Brick, a literary journal based in Toronto. It is posted here by permission of the Toronto International Film Festival. The photograph appears courtesy of Colleen Murphy. We met on March 4,200…

Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

WARRENDALE: MAN OF ACTION Allan King was one of cinema’s most acute chroniclers of unadorned reality, but the term documentary seems too puny to describe the intense, passionate stories he contrived to fashion from that reality. King’s early non…

By Michael Koresky


Sep 21, 2010
King of Canada

I didn’t know quite what to say to Allan King when I met him for the first time in the fall of 2003 at his home offices in downtown Toronto. This was partly out of deference to his reputation as one of Canada’s most eminent filmmakers—the man w…

By Adam Nayman


Sep 16, 2010
Memory for Allan

Seven years ago, I was a bright-eyed recent university grad who had just moved to the big city—Toronto—for the first time. I was struggling to find my path as a filmmaker, and at the Toronto International Film Festival that year, I encountered wh…

By Sami Khan


Sep 16, 2010