Mordecai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews

Scripted by Richler biographer Charlie Foran in collaboration with Pelletier, this film looks at Mordecai Richler, the man and the writer, as one of a generation of gifted, angry Jewish writers and intellectuals who dominated much of North American culture in the late 20th century. Best known for “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” and “Barney’s Version,” Richler was born to immigrant parents and raised on a heady mix of Talmudic teachings and comic book superheroes. Richler was a natural agitator and provocateur and, like his famous American counterparts Saul Bellow, Irving Layton, Lenny Bruce, Philip Roth, and Norman Mailer, possessed the courage to rattle the complacent and the sacred.

52 minutes

Shown at

  1. 19th Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  2. 28th Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film - 2013
  3. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2011

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