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James Joyce's Ulysses


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Screening Information

North American Premiere
June 11, 5:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
June 13 – June 14
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country United Kingdom
Year 2022
Running Time 88 MIN
Language English
Director Adam Low

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“The greatest Jewish novel of the 20th century”, extols Howard Jacobson, one of the many authors interviewed in Adam Low’s scrupulously researched documentary celebrating the centenary of Joyce’s masterpiece. Playfully incorporating footage from both film and TV adaptations of the novel and its original Greek source, Low’s film is remarkable in making Ulysses accessible even to those previously intimidated by Joyce’s formidable opus. Exploring how and where it was written, the documentary champions the role of the women who were instrumental in publishing and selling the book despite it being banned for obscenity. Low’s compulsively watchable documentary demystifies Joyce’s Dublin epic, introducing it to a new generation of readers.

Screening followed by a reading by Marilyn Lightstone and a discussion with Prof. Jennifer Levine

Prof. Jennifer Levine is the author of “Ulysses” in The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce, and has written widely on Joyce’s work. For over 35 years she taught a course exclusively devoted to Ulysses at the University of Toronto. She is now retired.

Presentation Details

In-person Guests Professor Jennifer Levine, Marilyn Lightstone and more.

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Review "A thoughtfully composed and scrupulously researched tribute to the infamous novel” The Irish News