The Manor

Director Shawney Cohen
Genre Documentary
Runtime 78 minutes
Supplier Six Island Productions
Festivals/Awards Opening Night Gala - Hot Docs 2013
Release Date In theatres on May 10, 2013


Shawney calls himself a filmmaker, but he's been a strip-club manager for longer. When he was six his father bought "The Manor", a small-town strip club. Thirty years later, the family's lifestyle has got the better of them. While his 400-pound father prepares for stomach-reduction surgery, his 85-pound mother has her own complicated relationship with food. Shawney's role as struggling filmmaker and outcast son provides a rare glimpse into a family facing the consequences of their livelihood and dependence. Told with humor and frankness, THE MANOR is an intimate portrait of people struggling to call themselves a family.

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Press & Articles

“The Manor follows complex Cohen family dynamic” - Montreal Gazette

“Film Review: ‘The Manor’” - NOW Magazine

“Film Review: ‘The Manor’” - Variety

“Hot Docs: The Manor chronicles man’s life growing up in Guelph strip club ” - The Toronto Star

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