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Just a Wedding

Directed by Beverly Shaffer
Canada, 1999 (documentary, 57 minutes, colour, English)
Just a Wedding
Image: © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"He's a hick; she's from the big city. He loves his car and loud music; she's possessed by the spirit of Martha Stewart. He wants to go fishing; she wants to bring her hair dryer. He likes to dance; she was born with spina bifida. Nadia DeFranco and Dennis Sweet find each other through the Internet, meet, and fall in love. As they prepare for their wedding, they negotiate that obstacle course of fantasy, pragmatism, tradition and frivolity that is the first proving ground of a couple's future compatability. Just a Wedding honours the profoundly serious nature of love and commitment with a light and playful touch. Nadia—who captivated audiences with her guts and good humour in the Academy award-winning I'll Find a Way—and Dennis, making his screen debut, deliver direct, engaging performances... as themselves. The stark contrasts of their realities create a story of contemporary marriage that is witty, moving—and true."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Gerry Flahive, Sally Bochner, Beverly Shaffer
Participants: Nadia DeFranco, Dennis Sweet, Adelina DeFranco, Vincenzo DeFranco, Sylvana DeFranco, Maurizio DeFranco, Linda Roy, Gregory Botte, Peitrina Colosimo
Film Editing: Howard Goldberg
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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