Life Classes

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Life Classes
Directed byWilliam D. MacGillivray
Produced byWilliam D. MacGillivray (executive producer)
Stephen Reynolds (producer)
Written byWilliam D. MacGillivray
StarringJacinta Cormier
Leon Dubinsky
Leo Jessome
Frances Knickle
Music byAlexander Tilley
CinematographyLionel Simmons
Edited byWilliam D. MacGillivray
Distributed byCinephile
Release date
October 2, 1987
Running time
117 minutes

Life Classes is a 1987 Canadian drama film directed by William D. MacGillivray.


Mary Cameron (Cormier) lives on the Canadian island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. There, she enjoys a warm relationship with an old woman she calls Nanny (Garbary), who regales her with stories of the Gaelic past. The rest of her time, when she isn't working at her father's pharmacy, she completes paint by numbers artworks. On discovering that she is pregnant by her boyfriend, she decides to go to Halifax, to have her baby. After giving birth, she starts modeling for life-drawing classes and eventually picks up the skills of an artist herself. Soon, she has become a successful artist and moves back to the house her friend Nanny left her to fill an entirely new role in her community.




  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1988 Programme". Retrieved 2011-03-06.

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