Please join McGill-Queen's University Press and Ben McNally Books in celebrating the launch of You're Not Dead Until You're Forgotten: A Memoir by John Dunning and Bill Brownstein on Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
In the 1960s Dunning, along with financial wizard André Link, founded Cinepix, which eventually merged into the Lionsgate Entertainment film colossus. Specializing in such exploitation genres as raucous comedy, groundbreaking Québécois "maple syrup porn" and horror films, Cinepix churned out cult classics like Valérie, Shivers, Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, and Meatballs.
Cronenberg has called John Dunning "the unacknowledged godfather of an entire generation of Canadian filmmakers." Illustrated with personal photos and film stills, You’re Not Dead Until You’re Forgotten finally gives this pioneer Canadian filmmaker his long-overdue spotlight.