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In Bed With an



- Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Documentary

James Laxer & Kent Martin


- Blue Ribbon Award, American Film and Video Festival


- Award of Merit for Research and Script, Atlantic Film Festival 


Like all relationships, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, and sometimes downright dangerous. Using archival film footage, historian James Laxer provides a gripping retrospective of United States-Canada relationships as personified by successive presidents and prime ministers. It becomes quite clear that our prime ministers, from John A. Macdonald down, have started their tenures on a sort of first-things-first basis by making overtures to their American counterparts. Attitudes and outcomes have varied widely, and this is what intrigues when seen in close-up. The almost comic antipathy between Kennedy and Diefenbaker, for instance, is as palpable here as is the folksy camaraderie of Reagan and Mulroney.


Directed and Produced by: Kent Martin

Written by: James Laxer and Kent Martin

Research and Production Manager: Erna Buffie

Cinematography: Mike Mahoney

Executive Producer: John Taylor




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