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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

Churchill and the Movie Mogul


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 31

Film Details

Country United Kingdom
Year 2019
Running Time 60 MIN
Language English
Director John Fleet

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Winston Churchill understood the power of films, but the true extent of his use of cinema as a propaganda tool is rarely explored. In 1934, a Hungarian Jewish émigré and England’s first and only movie mogul, Alexander Korda, signed Churchill up as a screenwriter and historical advisor. It was the start of a unique collaboration as Churchill provided script notes for Korda's productions and penned an epic screenplay. When war broke out, their collaboration took on national importance. These two establishment outsiders shared a common view of the cinema’s propagandistic potential, which they skillfully exploited to unite the empire and turn the tide of history.

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director John Fleet to take place on Monday June 1st at 2pm
Co-presented With

Sponsored By

Joan Sohn

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