In the Gutter and Other Good Places

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In the Gutter and Other Good Places
Directed byCristine Richey
Music byAdrian Belew
CinematographyDouglas Munro
Philip Letourneau
Release date
1993 (VIFF)
Running time
56 minutes

In the Gutter and Other Good Places is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Cristine Richey and released in 1993.[1] The film profiles three homeless men in Calgary, Alberta who support themselves dumpster diving and bottle picking for recyclable items.[2]

The film premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 1993, where it won the award for best short documentary.[3] At the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in 1994, the film won the awards for best independent production, best cinematography (Douglas Munro and Philip Letourneau), best musical score (Adrian Belew) and best overall sound (Steve Munro).[4] The film won the Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 15th Genie Awards,[5] and was broadcast on CBC Television's documentary series Witness in 1995.[5]


  1. ^ "Dumpster divers: Former CBC reporter documents life on the mean streets". Waterloo Region Record, June 14, 1994.
  2. ^ "Back-alley Trollers: Film-maker Cristine Richey captures Calgary's trash sifters". Calgary Herald, March 11, 1994.
  3. ^ "Film fest beats box office best". Vancouver Sun, October 22, 1993.
  4. ^ "There's glitter In the Gutter: Documentary scoops awards". The Globe and Mail, March 2, 1994.
  5. ^ a b "In the Gutter out of the film can". Windsor Star, January 17, 1995.

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