The Hitch-Hiker introduced by Jesse Wente

70 minutesPG

Aug 22
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Director of TIFF Cinematheque Jesse Wente introduces Ida Lupino's nail-biting noir thriller.

Jesse Wente

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.


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