On Sunday, June 3, 2012, the Toronto Jewish Film Society will be hosting a tribute to director Sidney Lumet (who passed away just last year) with a screening of his film Daniel (1983). Toronto film critic Kevin Courrier will also be on hand as a guest speaker at the screening.
The film was adapted by E.L. Doctorow from his novel The Book of Daniel and stars Mandy Patinkin, Amanda Plummer, and Timothy Hutton. It tells the story of a young man and woman whose Jewish spy parents were executed for treason against the US. Daniel raised quite a bit of controversy when it was released, and as a result is not nearly as well recognized as many of Lumet’s films (he’s best known for the classic 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Long Days Journey Into Night, and Network). Here’s your chance to see it!
There will be two screenings on June 3, one at 4:00 pm and one at 7:30 pm. Admission is $15 (discounted to $10 for anyone ages 18-35 for the 7:30 pm show only), and you can get them at the Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Ave at Bloor) 15 minutes before the screenings. For all the information, including the trailer, please visit this website.
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