Noam Gonick HIRSCH

Documentary, Narrative/Fiction

Type: Portrait

Date: January 2010

Length: 11 minutes, 0 seconds

Process: Colour

Country: Canada

Languages: English

Shooting format: HD

Sound format: Dialogue, Voice-Over


Objects found by children in an attic tell the story of the father of Canadian theatre, John Hirsch. A ten year-old boy watching his friends and babysitter play video games and unearth Hirsch’s belongings listens to Hirsch’s deathbed interview on an old reel-to-reel player.

As a teenaged World War II orphan, Hirsch came to Winnipeg from Europe, his only possession a suitcase puppet show. He became an agitator for culture on the Canadian prairies, co-founding the Manitoba Theatre Centre and going to direct on New York's Lincoln Center stage. He died in Toronto in 1989 at age 59 from complications due to AIDS.


Screening Formats

Screen Format Aspect Ratio Sound Format Subtitles
Beta SP
H264 / 1920 x 1080 / 23.98 16:9 Anamorphic Stereo


Date Event
December 4, 2013 Cinematheque Screening
May 17, 2012 Montreal Underground Film Festival 2012
October 2, 2011 Flin Flon Culture Days
July 20, 2011 Gimli Film Festival 2011
October 13, 2010 Gimme Some Truth 2010
October 1, 2010 WNDX 2010


John Hirsch, Manitoba, Manitoba Theatre Centre, theatre, Winnipeg

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