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Jews in British Cinema and Television

Talk and Film

Professor Andrew Spicer – The Jewish Influence on the British Film Industry and screening of The Man Who Got Carter, Tony Klinger's documentary about his father, the producer Michael Klinger

Sunday 24 March


3pm / 2.5hrs 


Watershed Cultural Cinema and Digital Creativity Centre, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX.


£8 full price / £5 concessions


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Michael Klinger on set of Shout at the Devil
Tony Klinger
Andrew Spicer

The talk and film:


This event will start with a short lecture by Professor Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England) giving an overview of how Jewish exhibitors, distributors and producers shaped the evolution of the British film industry from its beginning to the present. This will be followed by The Man Who Got Carter, Tony Klinger’s feature-length documentary about his father, Michael Klinger, a highly successful independent producer from 1960 to the early 1980s, whose most famous film was Get Carter (1971). Tony will introduce his film, which will be followed by a question and answer session.


In partnership with the University of the West of England, Bristol, the Watershed Cultural Cinema and Davar (the Jewish Cultural Institute in Bristol and the South West).




£8 full price / £5 concessions




Watershed Cultural Cinema and Digital Creativity Centre, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX. Directions.


More information: 


Tel: 0117 927 5100,


The speakers:


Tony Klinger


Tony Klinger is a writer and filmmaker. In June 2018 he received Romford’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” which joins his many other awards. He writes novels, film scripts and plays. His novel Under God’s Table and his book about making his film, "The Kids are Alright - “The Who and I” are now on sale. The second edition of another of his novel “The Butterfly Boy” will be published early in 2019. Tony Klinger also wrote the ‘book’ for The Show Must Go On, a theatrical musical for 2019. Other scripts for the films, including Just a Boy and the trilogy The Havana Chronicles, are in development. In a career that spans being an academic, business leader, filmmaker and writer Klinger refers to himself as ‘a storyteller’.


Professor Andrew Spicer


Dr Andrew Spicer is Professor of Cultural Production at the University of the West of England Bristol. His principal research interests are in masculinities, stardom, genre and the production cultures of film and television companies. His most recent books include A Companion to Film Noir (2013), Get Carter: Michael Klinger, Independent Production and British Cinema, 1960-1980 (2013) and Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies (2014). He was a member of a European project, ‘Success in the Film and Television Industries’ (SiFTI, 2013-16) and is currently leading an investigation into the ecology of the film and television industries in Bristol and working on a monograph: Sean Connery: Stardom and National Identity.




Top, Michael Klinger on the set of Shout at the Devil

Middle, Tony Klinger

Bottom, Professor Andrew Spicer