Mama’s Sidewalk Cafe

After the First World War, a Jewish immigrant mother (played by Sylvia Lennick) crusades against Ottawa's provincial atmosphere by setting up an illegal continental-style sidewalk cafe. Charged for breaking a by-law, the family struggles with the language and fears the gravity of having to confront a government official. An episode of CBC’s early drama anthology series On Camera, this gentle comedy—which includes sequences with the characters speaking Yiddish—is a lively and fascinating but rarely-screened cultural document. Leo Orenstein directs writer Mac Shoub’s adaptation of Ben Lappin’s original story. Also starring Jacob Reinglass, Alfie Scopp and Sammy Sales.
http://tjff.com/film-info.php?id=3696

Year:
1957
Length:
30 minutes
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Director:
Leo Orenstein
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Shown at

  1. 24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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