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30th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 9 - 19, 2022

The Honest Eds Experience: Online Screening Series

Presented in Partnership with:


TJFF and OJA present a special screening series celebrating the life and legacy of Jewish impresario Ed Mirvish and his beloved discount store, Honest Ed’s, a landmark for generations of immigrants upon their arrival in Toronto. Using the new, celebrated documentary, There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace by Toronto filmmaker Lulu Wei as its starting off point, this collection of four films and one panel discussion explores the store’s impact on the city, the history of the diverse cultural community that emerged around the Honest Ed’s block, and the future of these residents in the wake of the store’s closing in 2016 and Toronto’s current condo boom.

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

  • August 25 to 27: There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace (+ bonus films: Honest Frank and A Day in the Life of Honest Eds)

  • August 27 at 8PM: Panel Discussion
  • August 27 to September 2: Honest Ed Mirvish: The World’s Most Unusual Shopkeeper

EVENT DETAILS

There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace
+ Bonus films

Available for viewing from Tuesday August 25 to Thursday August 27

Household Tickets: $12

A Day in the Life of Honest Ed’s

Honest Frank

Panel Discussion: Honest Ed’s and Beyond

Thursday August 27 at 8PM

Access Zoom Panel Discussion Here

with Lulu Wei (Director of There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace), Itah Sadu (owner of A Different Booklist), Franca Longobardi (Advertising Manager at Honest Ed’s), Ken Greenberg (urban designer and author of Walking Home and Toronto Reborn), Gene Mascardelli (Producer of Honest Ed Mirvish: The World’s Most Unusual Shopkeeper) moderated by Dara Solomon (Executive Director of the Ontario Jewish Archives)

Honest Ed Mirvish: The World’s Most Unusual Shopkeeper

This series produced with support from:



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