Director of TIFF Cinematheque Jesse Wente introduces this intriguing noir drama that pairs Ida Lupino with the great French star Jean Gabin, in one of his few Hollywood leading roles.
Director, TIFF Cinematheque — HOST
Jesse Wente is an Ojibwe broadcaster, curator, producer, activist, and public speaker. He is Head of TIFF Cinematheque, where he oversees the historical film programme year–round at TIFF Bell Lightbox. An outspoken advocate for Indigenous rights and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art, he has spoken at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Canadian Arts Summit, CMPA’s Prime Time, and numerous universities and colleges. Wente currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.