Before David Cronenberg found his inner horrormeister and Atom Egoyan began filming his weirdness, Canadian cinema was defined by small stories with off-kilter characters. The prototype was Don Shebib's low-budget 1970 wonder Goin' Down The Road, about two Maritimers trying to get lucky in Toronto, now one of Canada's most celebrated films. Geoff Pevere explains why the pic became iconic in his new book, Donald Shebib's Goin' Down The Road ($16.95, University of Toronto), launching Tuesday (August 21) at the Revue Cinema. Settle in after the celebration for screenings of Goin' Down The Road and Down The Road Again. See listing.