The Manor

DIRECTOR: Shawney Cohen

The story of a family-run strip club

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When he was six, Shawney Cohen’s father bought “The Manor,” a small-town strip-club. Hoping to understand what happened to his nice Jewish family, Shawney spends years filming this intimate tragi-comic family portrait that lays bare the nature of dependence and love.

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"There's more than a faint echo of 'Grey Gardens' in this Canadian-gothic portrait of an unusual family business." -- VARIETY
The Manor