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    Anna Bancroft in the movie Garbo Talks behind the bars of a jail cell February 24, 2019
    1:00 pm and 4:30 pm screenings
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    A co-presentation with Beth Torah Congregation, Prosserman JCC, Schwartz/Reisman Centre, and Yiddish Vinkl

    USA, 1984, Sidney Lumet, director, 103 minutes
    To what lengths would one go to grant their mother’s last wish? What if that wish was to meet Greta Garbo? Follow Gilbert as he tries to track her down before it’s too late. Starring Anne Bancroft, Harvey Fierstein, and Carrie Fisher in a charming comedy directed by the late, great Sidney Lumet. 

    Guest speaker: Cultural Commentator and Contributing Books Editor at NOW Magazine, Susan G. Cole.

    NEW: Help us save paper! We encourage you to be environmentally friendly by reading the program notes here. A limited number of paper copies will be available at the venue. 

    A woman wearing a head scarf looks up at the skyApril 7, 2019
    2:00 pm and 4:30 pm screenings
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    A co-presentation with City Shul, Temple Sinai, UJA Emerging Communities, MNjcc Israeli Connection, Prosserman JCC, Schwartz/Reisman Centre, Consulate General of Israel in Toronto and NIFCAN

    Israel, 2016, Maya Hatav, director, 90 minutes
    Two women from different worlds meet in a hospital, moments after a terror attack in Jerusalem. While waiting for a miracle, they get to know each other. A quiet and understated drama that challenges our notions of faith, truth, understanding and, possibly, acceptance.

    Guest speakers: Rabbi Michael Dolgin, Temple Sinai (2:00pm screening) and Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, City Shul (4:30 screening)

    Location: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

    Two men in an embraceJune 2, 2019
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    A co-presentation with New Israel Fund of Canada, Congregation Shir Libeynu, UJA Emerging Communities, Consulate General of Israel in Toronto, MNjcc Israeli Connection & LGBTQ+ Initiative

    Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol)
    Israel, 2012, Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon, directors
    In Summer Vacation, the tranquility of a family’s beach holiday is challenged by the appearance of a stranger. 

    Yossi & Jaggar (Yossi ve Jager)
    Israel, 2002, Eytan Fox, director, 87 minutes
    In Yossi & Jagger, two IDF soldiers struggle to conceal their romance from their unit. 

    Director Manfred Kirchheimer holds up two hands in an L shape in front of his faceSeptember 8, 2019
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    A co-presentation with Holy Blossom Temple

    USA, 2017, Manfred Kirchheimer, director, 90 minutes
    Manfred Kirchheimer, professor of film at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, poses the question “What does it mean to be Jewish?” to a spectrum of Jews varying in age, ideological orientation and religious identity. A humorous and thought-provoking documentary that illustrates an array of contradictions inherent in Judaism.

    Father Romuald Waszkinel speaking with another man October 6, 2019
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    A co-presentation with Prosserman JCC and Schwartz/Reisman Centre

    Israel, 2011, Ronit Kertsmer, director, 72 minutes
    Born Jewish but given to a Catholic family to save him during the Holocaust, Romuald Waszkinel discovered his Jewish roots 12 years after his ordination as a Catholic priest. A captivating documentary that delves into the two sides of Waszkinel’s conflicted heart and soul.

    A family sits together at a dining table eating breakfastNovember 3, 2019
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    A co-presentation with Goethe Institut Toronto for Holocaust Education Week

    Russia/Germany, 2016, Andrei Konchalovsky, director, 130 minutes
    This award-winning drama tells the intertwining story of three individuals: Olga, an aristocratic émigré and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a high-ranking SS German officer. A powerful and starkly elegant examination of survival and sacrifice.

    A bride posing for a picture in front of an airplane December 1, 2019
    Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society
    A co-presentation with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Toronto

    France/Israel, 2007, Marco Carmel, director, 130 minutes

    Marjorie, Ada and Esther become fast friends while on the 1953 “Bride Flight” that transports brides-to-be from Holland to their fiancés in New Zealand. On board, the women meet Frank, whose relationship with each of them alters the course of their lives. A captivating drama about the choices we make and the secrets we keep.

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