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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

Joshua Then and Now

Archival

Screening Information

May 11 - 3:00PM
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 1985
Running Time 119 MIN
Language English
Director Ted Kotcheff
Themes Diaspora,
Families and Family Stories,
Literary Adaptation,
Made in Canada
Rating 14A

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Description

TJFF presents a rare 35mm print of a Canadian gem. “Wise, witty and funny... sparkled by Alan Arkin and James Woods and a first rate supporting cast.” (Judith Crist) Woods stars as Joshua Shapiro in this ambitious and colourful adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s bestselling novel. The son of an exotic dancer and a small time bootlegger, Joshua falls in love with the upper-class Pauline (Gabrielle Lazure), and becomes involved in the tribulations of her politically and socially prominent WASP family. Alan Arkin is exceptional as Reuben Shapiro, Joshua’s gangster father, who quotes the Bible with a hilarious earthiness. Also starring Kate Trotter, Michael Sarrazin, Linda Sorensen, Chuck Shamata and Harvey Atkin.

Presentation Details

Guest Producer Robert Lantos
Co-presented With
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