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When Jews Were Funny

Who wants to join me for this Canadian film?

"Born out of his curiosity for the prevalence of Jewish comedians in the 1950s and 60s - a surprising trend since the Jewish community was largely marginalized and encouraged to assimilate during these decades - the film investigates America’s fascination with Jewish comics. Through interviews with some of the industry’s greats, including Shelly Berman, Shecky Greene, and David Steinberg, he examines how Jewish humourists succeeded in a homogenized market and helped build the foundations of modern-day American humour. Zweig’s deadpan questioning often leads to some hilariously comedic give-and-take moments, illuminating, not only the roots of Jewish humour, but ultimately what it means to be Jewish."

The film starts at 7:45pm. Let's meet around 7:30pm in the lobby of the Garneau. I'll have a bouquet of fake flowers so that you can identify me. The film is pretty short (90 minutes), meaning we can always go out afterwards for a coffee and a chat about the film or about life.

Hope to see you then!

More information:
http://www.metrocinema.org/film_view/4463/

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  • Ian

    will this film be showing anywhere else anytime soon? I really hate that I had to miss it :(

    December 23, 2013

    • Maria

      Your best bet would be to check the Metro schedule and see if the film is still going to be playing later this month. I don't know about other theatres.

      December 23, 2013

    • Greg

      Try this too: http://www.edmoviegui...­

      December 23, 2013

  • Greg

    Great crowd and movie! I now have to name my first born 'Tunic'.

    1 · December 21, 2013

    • Maria

      Glad you liked it, and thanks again for covering for me. :)

      1 · December 21, 2013

  • Lori F.

    Very fun

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Maria

    All right. Greg will be hosting this meetup. He's a tall guy with a shaved head and glasses. He's wearing a purple shirt. Please look for him in the lobby at 7:30.

    December 20, 2013

  • Maria

    So I don't know if it's the weather or what, but I've come down with a massive headache and I think I'll be sitting out the movie tonight. I've asked one of the others to take over the organizing. I'll keep you informed as soon as I know which person to look for. Meetup time will still be 7:30 in the lobby.

    December 20, 2013

  • Greg

    I'm still in.

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Maria

      Great. See you then!

      December 19, 2013

  • Maria

    Hey everyone! Just a reminder that we have this meetup tomorrow. If you can no longer make it, please change your RSVP. Otherwise, I'll see you at 7:30 in the lobby.

    December 19, 2013

  • Angie B

    I'm sorry. :-( Something has come up for Friday. I will try my best to make the next meetup. :-)Have fun!

    December 17, 2013

    • Maria

      No problem. Thanks for letting us know. Hope to see you at another meetup!

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • Maria

    Ooh! 8 people. Looks like a good turnout so far. Also, if you can no longer attend, please make sure that you update your RSVP to NO so that group knows how many people to expect and to wait for. Thanks!

    See you all then. :)

    December 17, 2013

  • Ian

    This will be my first meetup! looking fwd to it :)

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Greg

    Yay! Maria's back!

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • Maria

      Thanks for the warm welcome-back! :) I'm happy to be back after these last few super, super busy and difficult months.

      December 1, 2013

  • Angie B

    I'm new!! Looking forward to it. :)

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • Maria

      Looking forward to meeting you, Angie. :)

      1 · December 1, 2013

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