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Seer Was Here


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The Leonard Wolinsky Foundation

Screening Information

September 21 – October 15
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 1978
Running Time 60 MIN
Language English
Director Claude Jutra

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Made for the landmark anthology series, For the Record, Seer Was Here is an example of the bold dramatic programming made at the CBC in the mid-70s, while theatre director John Hirsch was serving as the head of the drama department. Saul Rubinek plays an inmate of a cruel Vancouver prison who brings humour, warmth, a little joy and self-understanding to the fellow prisoners of his cell block. This irreverent satire also features Eric Peterson and Martin Short. “Absolutely great, It’s also funny. Very Funny. Very Warm. Very touching… in some ways, a Canadian One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” (Calgary Herald, 1978)

Presentation Details

Pre-recorded Q & A Saul Rubinek and Eric Peterson