FILM: LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
A free public film series presented by the UW Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions. Film starts at 7:00 pm, followed by discussion presented by Professor Steven Nadler UW Department of Philosophy .
Plucky youngster David, surrounded by the colorful neighborhood of his 1925 Montreal ghetto, is raised by an inventor father who is determined to abandon traditional Jewish ways, and is much loved by his grandfather, is “a sweet-spirited, loving junk dealer, who is equally determined to imbue David with the belief that an Orthodox faith can still serve successfully as a guide to existence” (Richard Schickel, Time).
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; Winner, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.
dir: Ján Kadár | Canada | 1975 | 103 min | See Trailer >
cast: Marilyn Lightstone, Len Birman, Jeffrey Lynas, Yossi Yadin, Barbara Chilcott, Mignon Elkins, Henry Gamer