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Closed Season (Ende der Schonzeit)

a woman hangs up laundry outsideJanuary 21, 2018
A co-presentation with Goethe-Institut Toronto

Germany, 2012, Franziska Schlotterer, director, 100 minutes
Albert, trying to escape to Switzerland during WWII, is given refuge by a German farmer and his wife. Salvation, however, comes with a condition: Albert must impregnate the farmer’s wife. Honour, jealousy and betrayal complicate the relationships in this riveting drama.

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2018 WCW Experience Expo

Little Girl at Sculpture Demo TableSaturday, February 3rd
WCW ‘Experience’ Expo: from 10am to 4pm - MNJCC Gymnasium
Community Social: from 4pm to 8pm - Al Green Theatre

In February each year, the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) celebrates White Cane Week, a national public awareness campaign which broadens the understanding of vision loss and its impact on all Canadians.  Please visit www.ccbnational.net for more information.  This year, White Cane Week is celebrated February 4-10, 2018

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Comes Love: A Valentine’s Concert

Piano keys with heart shaped glitter and a rose on topThursday, February 15, 2018
Doors open at 1:00 pm. Concert 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Post show reception 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Featuring The Adi Braun Trio at the Al Green Theatre
Celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s leading jazz vocalists and enjoy a live performance of vintage torch songs, timeless standards and classic love songs. Jazz chanteuse Adi Braun draws us in with her smooth and sultry vocals and her ability to use a song to tell a story. Adi is joined by Tom King on piano and Pat Collins on bass. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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Dolphin Boy

A shot from below of two dolphins and a boy swimming in a circular patternFebruary 25, 2018
A co-presentation with Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, New Israel Fund of Canada and ReelAbilities Toronto

Israel, 2011, Dani Menkin & Yonatan Nir, directors, 72 minutes
After a traumatic incident, Morad, a 17-year old Arab-Israeli boy retreats from reality and all human interaction. Dolphin Boy documents the heart-wrenching journey of how a devoted parent and other intuitive mammals, magnificently heal Morad’s shattered soul.

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Hanna’s Journey (Hannas Reise)

A woman with aviator sunglasses pulls a cart with a person in it surrounded by peopleApril 8, 2018
A co-presentation with City Shul, Spotlight on Israeli Culture and Consulate General of Israel in Toronto

Germany, 2013, Julia von Heinz, director, 100 minutes
Hanna, an ambitious Berliner, travels to Israel to advance her career, confiding to her fiancé that “helping Jews scores points.” Her cynicism is shortlived, as sparks fly in this charming romantic comedy.

Read more: Hanna’s Journey (Hannas Reise)

Melting Away (Namess Ba’Geshem)

a woman leans into her reflection in a mirror, looking up towards the top of the mirrorJune 3, 2018
A co-presentation with Congregation Shir Libeynu for Pride 2018

Israel, 2012, Doron Eran, director, 86 minutes

When his parents find that he has been secretly wearing women’s clothes, Assaf (Hen Yanni) is locked out of their home. Years later, a private detective learns that Assaf is now Anna, an enchanting woman who sings at a nightclub. Don’t miss this mesmerizing drama about love, loss and acceptance.

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Me and the Colonel

Black and white still of two men sitting next to each other, a third behind them leaning his head on his fistSeptember 16, 2018
A co-presentation with Toronto Film Society

USA, 1958, Peter Glenville, director, 109 minutes
A subdued Danny Kaye plays a Polish-Jewish refugee who needs a way out of Paris before the Germans occupy the city. Kurt Jurgens plays his anti-Semitic ride out of France. This charming treasure is one of the first Hollywood films to refer to the Holocaust.

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Girlfriends

Two women carrying lots of parcels and bags walk up stairs from a subway stationOctober 14, 2018

USA, 1978, Claudia Weill, director, 86 minutes

Before Girls, before Sex and the City, there was Girlfriends. As the TJFS celebrates its 40th year, we look back at this sharp 1978 comedy about female friendship, helmed by thirtysomething’s Melanie Mayron, with her eccentric break-out performance. Featuring Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest and Eli Wallach.
Guest speaker: Cultural Commentator and Contributing Books Editor at NOW Magazine, Susan G. Cole

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Destination Unknown

A man in an off-white blazer and baseball cap holds a chain link fence and looks beyond itNovember 4, 2018
A co-presentation with Holocaust Education Week Toronto

UK, 2016, Claire Ferguson, director, 78 minutes
Over a decade in the making, Destination Unknown weaves together the first-hand accounts of twelve survivors (some speaking for the first time) into a powerful and pointed testament to survival during and after the war. An intimate and immersive documentary. Toronto Premiere

Read more: Destination Unknown

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