SITTING IN LIMBO (1986)
- Run Time: 95 min.
- Rating: PG
- Director: John N. Smith
- Star(s): Pat Dillon, Fabian Gibbs, Sylvie Clarke
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 finds herself involved with the hopeless Fabian (Gibbs). A high-school dropout, Fabian doesn’t stand much 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. Boasting an infectious reggae score by Jimmy Cliff, the f ilm was developed as part of the National Film Board’s Alternative Drama program, which placed non-professional actors in realistic situations. Issues including racism, poverty and teenage pregnancy are highlighted in what is also a very warm and pleasing film.
Sitting in Limbo achieved Honourable Mention for “its freshness and vitality” at the Toronto International Film Festival.
About the Director
John N. Smith
Best 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 Film Festival. He also directed the feature films Dangerous Minds (1995) and Love and Savager (2009).
Sunday, Sep 7, 2008
Larigauderie of LISA Angouleme France said:
Youngsters love this film which reflects the relationships between adolescents and their worries about their future, their difficulties on the job market, the problems of single mothers