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

Nina and Friends


Screening Information

June 1 – June 14
TJFF Virtual Cinema

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Running Time 120 MIN

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Perhaps best known as ‘Muffy’ on Today’s Special, puppeteer Nina Keogh was involved in many of the most beloved shows that span the evolution of children’s television here in Canada—from The Polka Dot Door, to The Friendly Giant to Mr. Dressup. The daughter of puppeteers Linda and John Keogh who worked in the earliest days of Canadian television (John was Howard the Turtle on CBC's Razzle Dazzle), her many years exposed to this industry has allowed her unique access to its history and rare insight into the contribution of many Jewish artists to it. In this exclusive recorded interview interspersed with rare archival TV shows, Nina is joined by friends Al Hamel, Michele Finney, Sharon Hampson, Bob Dermer and more, as they provide commentary on such early kids shows as Drop-In, Today's Special and Razzle Dazzle.

Available to view across Canada.

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