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From Novel to Screen: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Wed, Feb 25 / 7 pm
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
1974, Canada, 121 min

To explore the creative challenges of translating a book or short story to screen, Cinematheque, McNally Robinson, and the Manitoba Writer’s Guild present a series of successful book to film adaptations on Wednesday evenings, once a month from January to June. Films will include Paul Newman’s Rachel, Rachel, Stephen Frears’ High Fidelity and David Cronenberg’s Crash as well a panel discussion on the subject of adapting novels for screen with writer and Professor George Toles and author David Bergen.

Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance (available at McNally Robinson) and join Winnipeg Free Press pop culture columnist Alison Gillmor for a discussion in the Burns Classroom at the Manitoba Writer’s Guild on the 2nd floor of Artspace after each screening (space is limited to 30 people).

To register for the discussion and screenings please sign up in advance at 204-925-3456 ext 106.

Alison Gillmor is the pop culture columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press. She received a BA in English from the University of Winnipeg and an MA in Art History from York University. As a freelance journalist, she has has written on film, books, visual art and design for Border Crossings, The Walrus, CBC.ca, Canada’s History, The Winnipeg Review and more.

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Adapted by the novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler and winner of many awards, this film is one of the biggest commercial successes in Canadian cinema. 18-year-old Duddy (Richard Dreyfuss), the son of a Jewish Montreal cabbie, is a relentlessly scheming opportunist who will stop at nothing to gain fame and fortune; he wants it all – and he wants it now. Inspired by his grandfather, Duddy is determined to acquire a piece of land. In his relentless pursuit of property and a big-time reputation, the cynical dreamer lies, cheats, and hurts everyone who loves him.

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