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Jewish Images from the Early Days of CBC: A Tribute to Martha Henry

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jewish Images from the Early Days of CBC: A Tribute to Martha Henry

March 9, 7:30 pm


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Sponsored by the Helfield-Klein family in honour of Adult Education at Holy Blossom Temple. Presented in partnership with Toronto Jewish Film Foundation.


Curated and Introduced by Stuart Hands, TJFF Programme Director
Live Zoom Q&A
Watch the films and then join us for a live Zoom Q&A with Martha Henry’s longtime friend and collaborator, Diana Leblanc, award-winning actor and director and founding member of The Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Free ticketed online screening, available to view from Monday, March 7 – Wednesday, March 9

Kiss Mama Goodbye
Canada 1960, 60 MIN
Director: Norman Campbell


Paul Loves Libby
Canada 1963, 30 MIN
Director: Harvey Hart

To mark the passing last year of theatre icon Martha Henry, we present a double-bill of two of her early performances during the first decade of CBC television.

Kiss Mama Goodbye (1960) is a warm-hearted comedy-drama by Paul Wayne (future writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and many other legendary comedy shows). A loving Jewish matriarch (Sylvia Lennick) wants her son to be a doctor but soon finds out that he has other ideas for his future. Featuring Martha Henry alongside a wonderful ensemble cast featuring Larry Mann and Michele Finney (of CBC’s Razzle Dazzle). Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with writer Paul Wayne and actor Michele Finney.

Paul Loves Libby (1963), based on a section of Philip Roth’s first full-length novel Letting Go, features Martha Henry, Graydon Gould, Larry Mann and Cec Linder; even Roth is on hand as the narrator of the story, with the camera following him on location through the streets of New York.

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March 9
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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