Donald Shebib

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Donald Shebib
Portrait of Donald Shebib.jpeg
Born (1938-01-17) 17 January 1938 (age 79)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Film director
Years active 1962 - Present

Donald Shebib (born 17 January 1938, Toronto), often called Don Shebib, is a Canadian film director, writer, producer and editor. A graduate of UCLA film school, Shebib gained prominence and critical acclaim in Canadian cinema for his seminal 1970 movie Goin' Down the Road, which combined narrative storytelling with Canadian documentary tradition influenced by the British.[1][2][3] The low-budget film crew travelled around Toronto in a station wagon, supported by funding from the newly-formed Canadian Film Development Corporation. The movie was screened in New York and hailed by Pauline Kael and Roger Ebert. Kael wrote that the movie showed up the ostensibly forced sincerity and perceived honesty of the films of John Cassavetes. Shebib is the father of Noah "40" Shebib. Goin' Down the Road was digitally remastered as one of the key films in the Canadian film canon and was honoured with a screening at the Art Gallery of Ontario. A sequel was shot in 2011, called "Goin' Down the Road Again," featuring some of the original cast members as well as a new generation of characters.

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Shebib directed at least one episode of the following series:

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  1. ^ Cole, Stephen (21 October 2011). "Down the Road Again: One last ride with Joey and Pete". Canada: The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 4 May 2016. ... Shebib, a UCLA film alum... 
  2. ^ Lanken, Dane (12 February 1972). "Shebib turns to youth cult for his latest film". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 4 May 2016. As a thesis for his graduation from UCLA's film school eight years ago,... 
  3. ^ Moodie, Jim (26 January 2014). "Accent: 1973 film shot in Sudbury a neglected classic". Canada: Sudbury Star. Retrieved 4 May 2016. Shebib studied film at UCLA in the 1960s... 
  4. ^ "11th Moscow International Film Festival (1979)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Dixon, Guy (3 November 2010). "40 years later, sequel to classic buddy flick Goin' Down the Road is under way". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 

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