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The Talented Mr. Rosenberg

Trust is the fuel we run on and the air we breathe, Barry Avrich muses at the start of his fascinating documentary, The Talented Mr. Rosenberg. Yet, as he quickly adds, trust can be misused as a weapon by the unscrupulous. Avrich, a prolific Canadian filmmaker, was thinking of Albert Allan Rosenberg, a notorious resident […]

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Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew

Borscht Belt standup comedian Jackie Mason died last month, but he metaphorically returns from the dead in Barry Avrich’s movie, Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew, which is being screened online by the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation. Released in 2008, the film portrays the inimitable Mason in his final one-man show on Broadway.┬áSpeaking in a heavy […]