The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America. Again this year Muskoka Chautauqua is thrilled to partner with Hot Docs to bring their Summer Screening Series to our outdoor Theatre in the Woods, under the stars.
This screening will include a live Q&A discussion after the film.
The Talented Mr. Rosenberg (2022), 70 mins
The septuagenarian Albert Rosenberg is a handsome, fashionable man with a taste for the finer things in life. He is also a lifelong con artist with a stunning history of heartbreaking betrayal, outrageous lies and elaborate masquerades. Dubbed the “Yorkville Swindler” by the press, Rosenberg is now ready to set the record straight—or is he? In this rare chance to hear from the man himself, he attempts to provide insight into his mind and motives. To balance Rosenberg’s self-aggrandizing tales, The Talented Mr. Rosenberg talks to some of his victims, the people who fell for his cons over and over again. These include not only his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend, but shockingly also one of his own daughters. Their stories provide valuable insight into the ways of incorrigible liars and the stress and shame they can cause those around them. Aisha Jamal