Film

Events listing

One Minute Movies

August 27-28, 2016

Claim your fifteen seconds of fame! Participants act out parts of the same script and the "One Minute Movies" project will produce a short film featuring as many guest stars as we have participants.

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Cinematic Taiwan

August 27-28, 2016

Films recently showcased in Taiwanese cinemas make an appearance in the Studio Theatre. Come explore Taiwan as a moviegoer and catch glimpses of Taiwan's contemporary culture.

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Free Flicks: Audience Choice

August 31, 2016

The votes are in! Our final film of the Free Flicks season is... Slumdog Millionaire!

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Raise the Roof

September 3, 2016

Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of 18th century Poland artists Rick & Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio set out to reconstruct a replica of the stunning, mural-covered Gwozdziec synagogue.

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The Nightingale and the Rose

September 4, 2016

This world premiere documentary chronicles the life and times of the renowned Latvian Jewish tenor and cantor, Mikhail (Misha) Alexandrovich, internationally acclaimed as a fine performer of classical and popular repertoire.

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Leo Spellman’s Lost Rhapsody

September 4, 2016

Enjoy a sneak peek at an extraordinary new film about the late Toronto pianist, composer and Holocaust survivor Leo Spellman, whose lost orchestral masterpiece "Rhapsody 1939- 1945" premiered at the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival.

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Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

September 4, 2016

John Lollos' inventive documentary weaves together portraits of two beloved personalities - Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel.

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Chava Rosenfarb: That Bubble of Being

September 5, 2016

Chava Rosenfarb, noted Yiddish writer and major Holocaust literary figure, discusses her life in Lodz before the Holocaust, her years in the Lodz Ghetto, in Auschwitz, in Bergen-Belsen, and her career as a Yiddish writer in Montreal.

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Laughing in the Darkness

September 5, 2016

An epic documentary about the iconic Yiddish writer who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable wit and wisdom to encapsulate the realities of the 19th century Eastern European Jewish world.

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