Kent, Larry

KENT, Larry, filmmaker (b 16 May 1937, Johannesburg, S Africa). He was the most notorious of the handful of independent filmmakers at work in BC in the 1960s. While he was a student at UBC, he made his first feature film at a cost of $5,000 using a cast of fellow students. The Bitter Ash (1963) was a succès de scandale for its sex scenes—screenings were banned in several places—but was not a critical success. Nevertheless he recouped his investment and went on to make 2 more films in...

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