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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Honouring Marilyn Lightstone


Screening Information

June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Canada
Running Time 123 MIN
Language English

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From a working class Jewish family on Clark St. in Montreal, and the National Theatre School’s second graduating class, Marilyn Lightstone emerged as one of Canada’s foremost actors. Her diverse and empowering body of work as well as her screen persona are worth celebrating. Beyond her award-winning roles as the Jewish mother in Lies My Father Told Me as well as the French Canadian Mother in The Tin Flute, her strength and warmth has infused a broad range of memorable performances on stage and screen. TJFF honours her lengthy career as a performer, writer (songwriter, novelist) and producer with a five-part career retrospective consisting of special archival screenings and a live in-person Q&A, all free to the public.

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