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Alan Zweig

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B: February 6 in Toronto, Ontario

Alan Zweig is a Toronto documentary filmmaker known for often using film to explore his own life. Zweig was shocked when he won best Canadian feature at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival for his documentary When Jews Were Funny. He had said at one point that he thought he’d made his ‘worst film.’ His 2nd feature documentary about disgraced runner Steve Fonyo, Hope, was selected to screen at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Where’s Howie (1983)
Stealing Images (1989, short)

The Darling Family (1994)

Vinyl (2000)
I, Curmudgeon (2004)
Loveable (2007)
A Hard Name (2009)

15 Reasons to Live (2013)
When Jews Were Funny (2013)
Hurt (2015)
Hope (2017)
There is a House Here (2017)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Love Hurts (1990)

Family Secrets (2003)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Stealing Images (1989, short)
Foreign Nights (1989)

I, Curmudgeon (2004)
Loveable (2007)

When Jews Were Funny (2013)
15 Reasons to Live (2013)

15 Reasons to Live, movie, poster,