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

Mordecai Richler: The Last Of The Wild Jews

Archival

Screening Information

May 13 - 1:00PM
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 2010
Running Time 52 MIN
Language English
Director Francine Pelletier
Themes Arts and Culture,
Biography,
Diaspora,
Made in Canada
Rating PG

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Description

Filmmaker and journalist Francine Pelletier looks at Canadian author Mordecai Richler in the context of the Jewish authors and comedians of his era—Phillip Roth, Saul Bellow, Mel Brooks, Lenny Bruce and others. She explores various influences on Richler’s life and work: his childhood on St. Urbain Street, a religiously observant family upbringing and the Russian Jewish writer Isaac Babel. It also addresses his public stance against Canadian and Quebec nationalism. This film is a treasure trove of archival footage, and features interviews with writers such as Adam Gopnik, Margaret Atwood and David Bezmozgis.

Presentation Details

Guests Filmmaker and journalist Francine Pelletier, publishers Louise Dennys and Pascal Assathiany, entertainment lawyer Michael Levine
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