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Henry & Verlin

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Henry & Verlin
Directed byGary Ledbetter
Produced byJohn Board
Simon Board
Jean Stawarz
Screenplay byGary Ledbetter
Based onStories by Ken Ledbetter
StarringGary Farmer
Keegan MacIntosh
Margot Kidder
Music byMark Korven
Release date
Running time
87 minutes

Henry & Verlin is a 1994 Canadian film directed by Gary Ledbetter and starring Gary Farmer, Keegan MacIntosh, and Margot Kidder.


Set during the Great Depression, the film centers on an unlikely friendship that forms between Henry (Gary Farmer), an autistic adult with a childlike spirit, and his nine-year-old nephew Verlin (Keegan MacIntosh), who is also autistic. Henry helps Verlin to come out of his shell, but Verlin's mother mistrusts him, believing him to be dangerous. Henry's family eventually decides to institutionalize him and Verlin sinks back into himself at the sudden loss of his friend.[1][2]



The film was nominated for four awards at the 15th Genie Awards: Gary Farmer for Best Actor, Nancy Beatty for Best Actress, Paul Van der Linden for Best Achievement in Cinematography, and Mark Korven for Best Music Score.


  1. ^ Craig MacInnis (14 September 1994). "Canada's feel-good film belongs to Gary Farmer". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Henry & Verlin (1997) - Plot Summary". IMDb. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
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