Events

    A man in an off-white blazer and baseball cap holds a chain link fence and looks beyond itNovember 4, 2018
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    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

    Guest speaker: author/artist Bernice Eisenstein

    me and the colonelSeptember 16, 2018
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    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.

    Guest Speaker: Actor/Comedian Jack Newman

    A man and woman sit in the front seat of a car, in the back seat two kids, all look at the father who is drivingDecember 16, 2018
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    A co-presentation with Alliance Française Toronto

    France/Israel, 2007, Marco Carmel, director, 95 minutes
    It’s 1973 and the members of the newly-arrived Maimon family try to make their way in multi-ethnic Paris. Crime drama meets coming-of-age story in this beautiful film told from the perspective of 11-year-old Michel (Jules-Angelo Bigarnet).

    Two women carrying lots of parcels and bags walk up stairs from a subway stationOctober 14, 2018
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society

    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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