Rose’s House (1977)

15 Mar
Director Clay Borris
Producer Unknown
Contributors Author & publisher National Film Board of Canada; writers Paulette Jiles, Clay Borris; starring Rose Maltais-Borris, Albert Borris, and Ronald Maltais
Length  58 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description: Fictional film about working class life in a boarding house run by Rose in Toronto.
Call #  Mc281
Genre  Experimental
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status Protected
Physical condition  Good/fair
Oregon-related  No


Rose’s House follows the crazy tenants of Rose’s boarding house in Toronto. One tenant has a gambling problem, one has a drinking problem, and one sells illicit items; however, Rose has no problem cooking and cleaning for her tenants, as she is most concerned with her son.

Rose’s House was published under the National Film Board of Canada; however, it is not available on their website and there is little information on the making.

One Response to “Rose’s House (1977)”


  1. Wandering of the Semantic: An Interview with Amy Lavender Harris | THE PURITAN - August 24, 2014

    […] Watson’s My Husband’s Wedding. The moment of transition is, I think, best rendered in Rose’s House, a largely forgotten 1977 NFB film depicting working-class residents of a Cabbagetown rooming […]

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