Canada, 1972 (avant-garde, 33 minutes, colour)
"A film of the mouth of the Québec revolutionary, Pierre Vallières, up close, as he talks about Mont Laurier, Quebec history and race, and women's liberation."
-- University of Toronto Library Catalogue
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Notes about Pierre Vallières
- Shown at the Women and Film International Festival (Toronto) in 1973.
Quotes by the Director
"I liked the idea of concentrating on one small section of his anatomy, because it simplifies things. Here is a close-up hold of his mouth, on and through which you can meditate on the qualities of voice, the French language, revolution, the French Revolution, Géricault's colour, etc. These are some of the things I think about when I see my film."
-- Joyce Wieland
"[Pierre Vallières] was a one-shot affair ... and shows the
whole process of making the film, camera breakdown, Vallières pulling
away after shots, and the final emptying of the camera ... I had over fifty
feet in the magazine so I turned the camera around on the tripod and had it
look out the window at the snow while it emptied itself."
-- Joyce Wieland
Bibliography for Pierre Vallières
Brief Sections of Books
Lind, Jane. Joyce Wieland: Artist on Fire. Toronto: James Lorimer, 2001.
Nowell, Iris. Joyce Wieland: A Life in Art. Toronto: ECW Press, 2001.
Holmes-Moss, Kristy A., and Barbara Stevenson. "Joyce Wieland:
Interview and Notes on Reason over Passion and Pierre Vallières." Interview with Joyce Wieland. Canadian Journal of Film Studies / Revue canadienne d'études cinématographiques 15, no. 2 (Autumn 2006): 114-124.
Newspaper or Magazine Articles
Cook, Pam. "Pierre Vallières." Review of Pierre Vallières. Monthly Film Bulletin, September 1983.