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

Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood

Biography

Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
May 6 - 1:00PM
Alliance Francaise
May 8 - 3:30PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Film Details

Country France
Year 2018
Running Time 60 MIN
Language English
Directors Robert De Young,Stephan Wellink

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Description

Known for such classics as On the Waterfront, The African Queen and Bridge on the River Kwai, Sam Spiegel was an award-winning independent Hollywood producer whose astounding career spanned the peak and collapse of the studio system’s Golden Age. Though little is known about his past before he fled Nazi Germany, his refugee background honed his capacity for risk taking and creative deal making, his preference for stories about the triumphant human spirit and his ardent Zionism. Interviews combined with rare photographs and film footage create a fascinating portrait of an enigmatic pioneer whose work continues to influence filmmakers.

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