The Grey Fox



Date: September 10, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center

Price: $7/each

1982 (PG) 92 min. Canada
Director: Phillip Borsos
Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson

After decades in prison, stagecoach robber Bill Miner emerges in 1901 a free man without a place in 20th-century society. Times have changed, but in the face of all these changes, neither his good-humored patience nor his joy of life has abandoned him. With the vigor of a teenager, Miner sees a screening of one of the first films, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, and is inspired to once again do what he does best. Soon he pulls off a successful railway heist and goes on the lam in British Columbia where he falls for bold photographer Katherine Flynn. But Miner was not built for settling down. Filmed with the beautiful Pacific Northwest as a backdrop, THE GREY FOX is a rare and touching yarn exploring and unravelling a greatly likable and unlikely hero. Beautifully shot by Frank Tidy and wonderfully directed by Phillip Borsos, THE GREY FOX is a richly satisfying film experience considered by most as one of the greatest Canadian films of all time. Based on a true story.

“Lyrical and almost rapturous. Farnsworth is extraordinary.” – Peter Rainer, NPR LOS ANGELES

“Here’s one of the loveliest adventures of the year, a movie about a stubborn, indomitable character who robs people because that’s what he knows best.”

“THE GREY FOX is sizzling with an indistinct charm in that it’s a film that exists on its own terms.” – Alexander Miller, FILM INQUIRY