The Life and Films of Manahem Golan

On August 8th, the world lost one of cinema's greats, Manahem Golan. Golan, along with his cousin,  Yoram Globus were the men behind Cannon Films. Without them, we wouldn't know what a kumite was (Bloodsport), there would be no films that paired up Lee Marvin and Chuck Norris (Delta Force), there would probably never have been a film made about competitive arm wrestling (Over the Top), and the Village People most definitely would never have made a film musical starring Steve Gutenberg (The Apple).
Though Manahem Golan is no longer with us, his work left an indelible mark on generations of genre film fans, and we owe him a great debt of gratitude. I can't wait to see dozens (if not hundreds) of my favourite film moments up on the big screen in Mark Hartley's Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.

The New York Times wrote this very nice article about Manahem Golan's career after his passing.

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO screening times:
Mon., Sept. 8th, 11:59 PM, RYERSON
Wed., Sept. 10th, 9:00 AM, BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
Sun., Sept. 14th, 12:45 PM, SCOTIABANK 11

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