Curated and Introduced by Stuart Hands, TJFF Programme Director
Free ticketed online screening, available to view
Monday, February 1 - Wednesday, February 3
Today I am a Fountain Pen
Canada 1980, 90 MIN
Director: Herbert Wise
The Making of the President, 1944
Canada 1978, 60 MIN
Director: Robert Stevens
Zoom Q&A discussion
Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30PM
Morley Torgov is an award-winning writer, who brought to life stories about Jewish communities in small-town Ontario with humour, warmth and a critical eye. In the mid-seventies, the drama department at CBC produced a series of television plays based on his acclaimed memoir, A Good Place to Come From (1974) about growing up in Sault Ste. Marie. Here is a chance to see how his sensibility was transferred to the screen.
Watch the films and then join us on Feb 3rd at 7:30pm for a live Zoom Q&A with:
writer Morley Torgov; Lawrence Mirkin, Story Editor in the CBC TV Drama Department in the mid-70s; Robert Cohen, Director on the Executive Committee at Congregation Beth Jacob in Sault Ste. Marie. Moderated by Stuart Hands, TJFF Programme Director.
Sponsor: Presented in partnership with Holy Blossom Temple and with assistance from The Ontario Jewish Archives