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GPJFF | The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

From Page to Screen: 45th Anniversary Screening

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2pm
At the Museum

Visit details and tickets.
General Admission: $15 | Seniors: $13 | *Students: $6

When THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ was first released in 1974, 26-year-old Richard Dreyfuss had just come off the buzz and box office success of his previous film, George Lucas’s American Graffiti (1973). His next film, Jaws (1975), was an even bigger hit and turned Dreyfuss into a household name. DUDDY KRAVITZ, whose release was sandwiched between these two critically-acclaimed motion pictures, comparatively fell under the radar despite winning the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Even more curious is Dreyfuss’ initial reaction to his own performance in the film. It took him nearly 20 years to appreciate his portrayal of Duddy, the barefaced, vociferous anti-hero of Mordecai Richler’s semiautobiographical novel adapted for the screen. Today, when the award-winning actor looks back on the film, it looms deeply significant, much more of a milestone than he first imagined.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Canada
Year: 1974
Running Time: 2 hr
Language: English

*Because student ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.

Event type:Films & Filmmakers