Unfinished Business

Don Owen's Unfinished Business continues the story the filmmaker began in Nobody Waved Goodbye [1964], a ground-breaking Canadian feature. Sequel picks up with the original young couple, now divorced, experiencing the travails of parents with a rebellious 17-year-old daughter.

With:
Isabelle Mejias Peter Spence Leslie Toth Peter Kastner Julie Biggs Chuck Shamata

Don Owen’s Unfinished Business continues the story the filmmaker began in Nobody Waved Goodbye [1964], a ground-breaking Canadian feature. Sequel picks up with the original young couple, now divorced, experiencing the travails of parents with a rebellious 17-year-old daughter.

A high school senior, Izzy (Isabelle Mejias) is days away from her finals yet balks at the prospect of completing her education. She finds diversions in dope, friends, a rock club and a group of anti-nuke activists. The clash between pressures from her parents and the seemingly more meaningful pursuits of the radicals sends her into the streets for a different kind of education.

Although a common enough story, Unfinished Business has a raw energy which is touching and deeply felt.

Unfinished Business

Canada

Production: Zebra Films/NFBC. Director Don Owen; Producer Annette Cohen, Don Owen; Screenplay Don Owen; Camera Douglas Kiefer; Editor Peter Dale, David Nicholson; Music Patricia Cullen; Art Director Barbara Tranter, Ann Pepper

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 99 MIN.

With: Isabelle Mejias Peter Spence Leslie Toth Peter Kastner Julie Biggs Chuck Shamata

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