Bye Bye Blues
“Bye Bye Blues”
. . . is a 1989 Canadian film. It was written and Directed by Anne Wheeler and produced by the Alberta Motion Picture Development Corporation with assistance from Allarcom Limited, an Edmonton company.
Springwater School in Starland County, Alberta was used as a set. A number of buildings in Rowley, an Alberta Ghost Town near Drumheller, were resurfaced and look like a Hollywood movie set, hence the town’s nickname, “Rowleywood.” Music for the film consists of a number of WWII tunes plus original material by George Blondheim, of Innisfail and Edmonton.
The film was nominated for twelve Genie Awards at the 11th Genie Awards in 1990, and won three: Best Actress, Rebecca Jenkins, Best Supporting Actress, Robyn Stevan, and Best Original Song, “When I Sing,” by Bill Henderson.
The Movie will be introduced . . .
by Blain Fowler, Camrose’s answer to TCM’s Robert Osborne. Blain was fortunate to have a part in making the film and will provide a bit of interesting background on the experience. Blain flew his period Harvard aircraft in a brief scene, featuring the Blondheim original tune “Home Movie / It’s a Plane!”
Presented by The Camrose Booster & The Bailey Theatre
Admission is free - limited seating available, donations gratefully received at the door.