Sunday June 4, 4:00 & 7:30 pm
Canada, 1991, Deepa Mehta director, 94 min
Guest Speaker: Paul Saltzman, Executive Producer of Sam and Me
A quirky comedy that follows the adventures of a Jewish senior and his minder, a young East Indian immigrant. Sam and Me looks at Toronto’s recent past and portrays the similar dreams of different cultures and generations.
Sunday September 17, 4:00 & 7:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Artist and Author Bernice Eisenstein
Israel, 2012, Ofer Zingerman director, 50 min
Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Israel, 2009, Sivan Mor Goldman director, 26 min
Sunday October 15, 2017
Guest Speaker: Critic Adam Nayman
Israel, Germany, France, Romania, 2010
Eran Riklis director, 103 min
A suicide bombing in Israel takes the life of a Romanian worker, leaving her reluctant HR manager to escort her body home. An adaptation of A.B. Yehoshua’s novel from the director of The Syrian Bride, The Human Resources Manager is a darkly comic yet poignant film. In Hebrew , English, Romanian and French with English Subititles.
Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society
Co-presented with Holocaust Education Week and the Polish Jewish Heritage Foundation
Sunday November 5, 2017
Guest Speaker: Professor Piotr J. Wróbel
Poland, USA, 2016, Michal Jaskulski & Lawrence Loewinger directors, 83 min
In 1946, forty Holocaust survivors seeking shelter in Kielce, Poland, were murdered by townspeople. For decades, Polish authorities suppressed the story. Bogdan’s Journey documents the Kielce Pogrom
and one man’s attempts to persuade people to face their past. In Polish with English Subtitles.
Sunday December 10, 2017
France, 2009, Radu Mihaileanu director, 119 min
Former Bolshoi conductor Andrei Simoniovich Filipov was fi red for engaging Jewish musicans. Now he works at the Bolshoi as a cleaner. Learning that the orchestra has been invited to play in Paris, he conspires to conduct the concert. Witness his triumph over his disastrous past in this delightful comedic drama. In French and Russian with English Subtitles.