The Hanging Garden


1h 31m 1997

Brief Synopsis

After a decade's exile, a young gay man returns home to rural Nova Scotia to attend the wedding of his foul mouthed sister to an old friend from his youth. The family reunion brings back many painful memories, which literally come to life as the young man faces the ghost of his adolescent self.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hanging Garden
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
MEG-GOLDWYN/MGM DISTRIBUTION COMPANY; METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Argus Entertainment; Arthaus (Norway); CinTart; Cineplex Odeon Films; Folkets Bio; MGM /UA; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Mfa Filmdistribution Gmbh; Mikado Film
Location
Nova Scotia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

After a decade's exile, a young gay man returns home to rural Nova Scotia to attend the wedding of his foul mouthed sister to an old friend from his youth. The family reunion brings back many painful memories, which literally come to life as the young man faces the ghost of his adolescent self.

Crew

Eric Apps

Adr Engineer

Francois Aubry

Post-Production Consultant

Mark Austin

Location Manager

Barbara Badessi

Assistant Director

Rose Banfield

Dog Wrangler

Kim Baryluk

Song ("If It Ain'T Here")

Donald Angus Beaton

Song ("Father John Angus Rankin Strathsprey")

Gilles Belanger

Line Producer

Richard Betanzos

Music Editor

Richard Betanzos

Sound Editor

Rick Betanzos

Supervising Sound Editor

Rick Betanzos

Music Editor

Paulette Cable

Key Hairstylist

David Carter

Dog Wrangler

Beth Case

Song Performer ("It'S Only Memory")

Beth Case

Song

Robin Cass

Associate Producer (Triptych Media)

Marsha Chesley

Casting Director (Toronto)

Holly Cole

Song ("Petals In A Stream")

Holly Cole

Vocals

Gaston Cousineau

Associate Producer (Galafilm)

Danielle Depeyre

Script Supervisor

Andree Deseve

Associate Producer (Galafilm)

Ani Di Franco

Song

Ani Di Franco

Song Performer ("The Million You Never Made")

Scott Donald

Dialogue Editor

John Dunsworth

Casting Director (Halifax)

Philippe Espantoso

Re-Recording Mixer

Derek Filiatrault

Pre-Production Coordinator

Thom Fitzgerald

Producer

Thom Fitzgerald

Screenwriter

John Frizzell

Script Consultant

Louise Garfield

Producer

Arnie Gelbart

Producer

John Gilbert

Song

John Gilbert

Song ("The Future Is Here")

Carole Gladu

Associate Producer (Galafilm)

Steve Gurman

Supervising Dialogue Editor

Mark Hammond

Associate Producer

Georges Hannan

Sound Recordist

Randy Hardy

Other

Charlotte Harper

Art Director

Peter Harper

Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Harper

Foley Recordist

Paul Hubert

Foley Artist

Janice Ierulli

Adr Supervisor

Barbara Imhoff

Song ("Half Light")

Lorraine Jamison

Publicist

Daniel Jobin

Director Of Photography

Mike Jones

Music Recording Engineer

Mark Kelso

Drums

Rose Klatt

Key Makeup Artist

George Koller

Bass

Geoff Kulawick

Music Supervisor

Mary Jane Lamond

Song (Traditional) "Ba, Ba, Ba, Mo Leanagh)

Bertrand Langlois

Digital Animation

Dan R Macdonald

Songs (Traditional) "Hamish The Carpenter" "John Of Badenyon" "Put Me In The Box" "The Castle Hornpipe" "John Morrison" "There Came A Young Man" "The Hills Of Glenorchy" "Glencoe March)

Laurel Macdonald

Vocals

Laurel Macdonald

Other

Ashley Macisaac

Song Performer ("Fiddle Medley" "Bridal Chorus (From 'Lohengrin')")

Dave Macisaac

Musicologist

Mary Ellen Maclean

Choreographic Consultant

Domenic Macri

Song ("The Future Is Here")

Arnun Majumdar

Sound Consultant

Sabrina Mathews

Associate Producer (Galafilm)

Ken Mcclair

Other

Jeff Mcculloch

Music Recording Engineer

Blair Mcmullin

Associate Producer (Emotion Pictures)

Chris Mitchell

Other

Shandi Mitchell

Assistant Director

Karlie Morash

Production Coordinator

Barry Nichols

Assistant Director

James Nicholson

Associate Producer (Emotion Pictures)

Bob Ottenbrite

Dog Wrangler

Renee Penney

Associate Producer (Emotion Pictures)

Douglas Perry

Other

Rob Piltch

Electric Guitar

Pierrette Pretty

Assistant Director

Ron Proulx

Music Supervisor

Julie Racine

Associate Producer (Galafilm)

Eric Ratz

Song ("The Future Is Here")

Charles Reagh

Associate Producer (Emotion Pictures)

Nancy Reinhold

Song ("If It Ain'T Here")

Phil Reznick

Sound Editor

Cory Rizos

Sound Editor

John Roby

Keyboards/Acoustic Guitar; Music

John Roby

Song ("Petals In A Stream")

Sian Morris Ross

Wardrobe Supervisor

Donna Segall

Associate Producer (Galafilm)

Marc Segall

Associate Producer (Galafilm)

Susan Shanks

Editor

Ken Shannik

Other

Darlene Shields

Set Decorator

Greg Shim

Adr Engineer

Jane Siberry

Song

Jane Siberry

Song Performer ("When Spring Comes")

Taavo Soodor

Production Designer

Anna Stratton

Associate Producer (Triptych Media)

Diana Trimble

Song ("Half Light")

Glenn Tussman

Supervising Sound Editor

Woolgar Van Wiechen

Associate Producer (Triptych Media)

Andre Vincelli

Dialogue Editor

Richard Wagner

Music ("Bridal Chorus (From 'Lohengrin')")

Marianne Ward

Music Coordinator

Michael Weller

Script Consultant

Ian Whitehead

Post-Production Supervisor

Sylvia Wilson

Associate Producer (Galafilm)

James A Worthen

Costume Designer

Lori Yates

Song

Lori Yates

Song Performer ("The Future Is Here")

Chris Zimmerman

Song Performer ("It'S Only Memory")

Chris Zimmerman

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Hanging Garden
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
MEG-GOLDWYN/MGM DISTRIBUTION COMPANY; METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Argus Entertainment; Arthaus (Norway); CinTart; Cineplex Odeon Films; Folkets Bio; MGM /UA; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Mfa Filmdistribution Gmbh; Mikado Film
Location
Nova Scotia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for Best Director at the 1998 Seattle International Film Festival.

Winner of the Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Film and the Rogers Award for Best Canadian Screenplay at the 1997 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Winner of the People's Choice Award and co-winner of the Toronto-City Award (with "The Sweet Hereafter") at the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival.

Winner of three 1997 Genie Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, including Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Peter MacNeill), and Best Supporting Actress (Seana McKenna). Also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Fox and Joan Orenstein), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound.

Limited Release in United States May 15, 1998

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States March 1998

Released in United States on Video June 3, 2003

Released in United States Spring November 7, 1997

Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Opening Night) March 12-26, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Images Series) September 26 - October 12, 1997.

Feature directorial debut for Thom Fitzgerald.

MGM Distribution Co reportedly pays $500,000 for the US theatrical rights to this film.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Canadian Images Series) September 26 - October 12, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1998 (Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Opening Night) March 12-26, 1998.)

Limited Release in United States May 15, 1998

Released in United States on Video June 3, 2003

Released in United States Spring November 7, 1997