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Producer-director Norman Jewison, left, demonstrates how he wants an actor to wash the feet of Jesus, portrayed by Ted Neeley, during filming of the movie version of the rock musical, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ in October 1972. (AP Photo, File)

Making emotional films: The enticing contradictions of Norman Jewison’s movies

A tension between cult, critical and popular appeal is part of Norman Jewison’s most prominent legacy.
Norman Jewison (left) and Lynne St. David-Jewison arrive on the red carpet at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

A look back at Norman Jewison’s stellar directing career and commitment to Canadian filmmakers

Jewison had a trailblazing commitment to the development of film in Canada, seen both in his founding of the Canadian Film Centre and when he visited us at the Windsor International Film Festival.
Sadie Sink poses at the photo call for the film ‘The Whale’ during the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, in September 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

‘The Whale’: Viewers need to examine how teens are represented in the Oscar-winning film

Adult actors in ‘The Whale’ won Oscars for best lead and supporting acting in 2023, but if you catch up with awarded movies this holiday, the film’s depiction of teens warrants scrutiny.

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