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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

Philip Roth on the CBC

Archival

Screening Information

May 11 - 1:00PM
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 1963
Running Time 60 MIN
Language English
Director Harvey Hart
Cast Graydon Gould,Martha Henry,Joseph Wiseman
Theme Oy Canada - Made in Canada

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Description

Produced for Quest, the ground-breaking CBC anthology series of the early 60s, these two short adaptations of stories by a then-emerging Philip Roth are being screened as a tribute to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Paul Loves Libby, based on a section of Roth’s first full-length novel Letting Go, stars Martha Henry, Graydon Gould, Larry Mann, Cec Linder, Sammy Sales and Marcia Diamond; even Roth is on hand as the narrator of the story, with the camera following him on location through the streets of New York. Eli, the Fanatic stars Joseph Wiseman in an adaption of a short story taken from Goodbye, Columbus.

Photo: Courtesy of CBC Still Photo Collection

Presentation Details

Guest Elaine Newton, PhD., Professor Emeritus of Humanities at York University
Co-presented With

Sponsored By

Shirley Granovsky
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