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Year: 1962
Language: English
Format: 35mm Black & White
Runtime: 11 min
Director: Don Owen
Producer: Tom Daly
Writer: Don Owen
Cinematographer: John Spotton, Guy Borremans
Editor: Don Owen, Guy Coté
Sound: George Croll
Music: Don Douglas
Narration: W Auden
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

The elegant short documentary Runner, Owen’s first solo work for the NFB, focuses on Canadian track star Bruce Kidd. One of Owen’s most lyrical and lonely pieces, it boasts exquisite visuals and a commentary by the celebrated British poet W.H. Auden.

By: Steve Gravestock