Film

Events listing

Pili Puppetry – Pili Fashion Show Live

August 22-24, 2014

Get ready for the Pili Puppetry Fashion Live where history, imagination and technology share the stage together.

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The Legend of the Sacred Stone

August 23, 2014

The Legend of the Sacred Stone, Pili Puppetry’s first movie, a story that takes place in a 400-year span.

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The Legend of Sacred Stone – Behind the Scenes

August 23-24, 2014

Behind the scenes footage from Pili Puppetry’s first movie, .

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'Pili Puppetry Film: Saving Brahmas

August 24, 2014

An exclusive film about Pili Puppetry for TAIWANfest audiences.

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Free Flicks: Audience Choice

August 27, 2014

Free Flicks: Funny Girls explores a world of funny. Whether in the form of comedic directorial debuts or classic comedy acting, Funny Girls celebrates, embraces and showcases some of the best female comedic talent.

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El Gusto (2011)

August 30, 2014

This stunning Algerian/Irish co-production depicts the fascinating history of Algerian Chaabi music and its original Jewish and Muslim practitioners.

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Schund

August 30, 2014

This clever and heartfelt mockumentary unfolds like a detective story exploring the disappearance of a fictional Yiddish actor 25 years ago. The only clue: a mysterious inscription on the door of his house reading "schund".

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The Yellow Ticket (1918)

August 31, 2014

Pola Negri's The Yellow Ticket (1918) with violinist/composer Alicia Svigals' award-winning original score performed live by Alicia and pianist Marilyn Lerner.

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BBC Timeshift: Klezmer: Now Thats What I Call East European Wedding Music... As Played By Yiddish Speaking People (2012)

August 31, 2014

The popular BBC documentary series "Timeshift" turns its lens on klezmer music in this entertaining and intelligent history of the genre.

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We Are Here (2014)

August 31, 2014

This groundbreaking new film excavates the fragile, shaky rebirth of Polish Jewish life in the shadow of the Holocaust, from the lens of veteran filmmaker Francine Zuckerman.

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Yiddish Writers Monologues: Yechiel Shraybman, A Little Street in Rashkev (2013)

September 1, 2014

Acclaimed Moldovan Yiddish writer Yehiel Shraybman decribes passages of his life beginning with his childhood in the Bessarabian shtetl of Rashkev (Vadul-Rascov) and culminating with his historic first and only visit to Jerusalem, where he engaged the public there with a reading nearing the end of his eventful life.

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In Search of Yiddish (2008)

September 1, 2014

Singing Russian poet/scientist Alexander Gorodnitsky travels to Belarus and Israel in search of his family history and the remnants of the language of European Jews.

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