¿ THE POS­SI­BIL­I­TIES ARE END­LESS

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(Ed­ward Lovelace, James Hall, UK). 80 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNNN Fans of Scot­tish mu­si­cian Ed­wyn Collins were dev­as­tated to learn of the for­mer Orange Juice front­man’s dev­as­tat­ing stroke in 2005. Ed­ward Lovelace and James Hall’s im­pres­sion­is­tic doc­u­men­tary catches up with him as he pieces him­self back to­gether, mak­ing a del­i­cate re­turn to pub­lic life with the help of his de­voted wife, Grace Maxwell.

The Pos­si­bil­i­ties Are End­less is in no way a con­ven­tional re­cov­ery pic­ture. It spends its first half in a mi­asma of over­whelm­ing sound and im­agery, forc­ing us to oc­cupy Collins’s head space be­fore edg­ing into the real world. And as it rights it­self, we have some tiny idea what its sub­ject en­dured in his re­cov­ery, and ap­pre­ci­ate the beau­ti­ful mu­sic he made af­ter­ward all the more. NW Apr 30, 9: 30 pm, Sco­tia­bank The­atre 4; May 1, 1: 30 pm, Sco­tia­bank The­atre 3; May 3, 7: 30 pm, The Royal Cin­ema.

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