TIFF 2013: Awards Go to ‘The Square’ and ‘When Jews Were Funny’

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival comes to an end today with the announcement of the jury and audience awards, two of which went to documentaries. Jehane Noujaim’s The Square, a six-person character study set during the Egyptian Revolution, received the BlackBerry People’s Choice Award. (The film had previously won the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.) And Alan Zweig’s When Jews Were Funny, a history of Jewish comedy, won the City of Toronto & Canadian Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature.

We should be bringing you a review of When Jews Were Funny this week. For now, here is a clip:


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