"In dictionaries and overviews of Canadian film it is sometimes implied that The Far Shore was deemed a fiasco from the moment of its release in 1976, but this perception is inaccurate. [...] Wieland's film was taken seriously at the time of its release [...] and garnered many thoughtful and appreciative reviews."
-- Johanne Sloan
Sloan, Johanne. Joyce Wieland's The Far Shore. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. (p. 111)