Velvet Haney


A dysfunctional family’s history illustrated

Velvet Haney is standing in the living room of her Forest Hill home, re-enacting a scene from her teen years where her father embarrassed her outside of a Toronto movie theatre.
It’s February, 1972, and Billy Richardson has had one too many gin martinis. There’s a lineup of people waiting to get into the showing of A Clockwork Orange, and since he knows the manager of the theatre he’s going to try to bypass the queue.

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