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27TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 2-12, 2019

The Harvey Atkin Tribute to Canadian Media Presents
BEAVER POWER: A CELEBRATION OF CANADIAN COMEDY FROM HART & LORNE TO SCTV

What was brewing here in Canada during the decade that gave us Saturday Night Live, The Second City, Yuk Yuk’s and SCTV?

In this six-part series showcasing rare TV variety, sitcoms, full length and short films, and stand-up performances, we explore the many countercultural Jewish voices that emerged in the period from 1968 to 1984.

This series features many familiar faces as well as comedians that deserve to be discovered by a new generation of comedy fans. Special guests in attendance at all screenings.

 

This series would not be possible without the help of Andrew Alexander (The Second City), Stephen Broomer, Ed Conroy, Nicole Durrant (CBC), Trevor Evans, Dan Goldberg, Joel Goldberg, Jonathan Gross, Lynn Lafontaine (LAC), Fred Levy, Brendan Moore (CBC), Chris Pagnozzi (The Second City), Sheila Quattrociocchi (Rogers Communications), Perry Rosemond, Mark Selby, and the gang at Extreme Reach.

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