201403TOFATales of A Forgotten Africa

Presented by The Ryerson African Students Association

Saturday, March 7 - 6:00pm


A showcase of African culture through dance, poetry and drama.

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201503VoPVoices of Power: Grandmothers Creating the Future

Presented By: Grandmothers Network of Toronto

Sunday, March 8th - 2:00pm

Voices of Power will celebrate and examine the power of grandmothers and ‘grand-others’ shaping the future for their grandchildren and communities.  It will honour the awe inspiring  work of the grandmothers in Africa, who are caring for a generation of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic.

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201503BerserkusCircus Berserkus

Presented by: Lookup Theatre

Thursday, March 19 - 8:00pm

Friday, March 20 - 4:00pm and 8:00pm

A circus show about mental health with an anti stigma and recovery based message. 

Lookup Theatre’s Talk to Youth Lately (TTYL) Mental Health Social Circus Program is a group of young people ages 16-30 who have experienced mental health issues or are close friends and family members. TTYL uses a youth engagement approach so all performances are written by young people, together with TTYL professional staff. Since the program began in 2008, TTYL has educated more than 15 000 young people and community stakeholders about mental health recovery, anti-discrimination and other relevant ideas both in high schools and at other public forums.

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201503IgniteIgnite Cultural Show (IGNITE XVII)

Presented by: UVSA Ontario

Saturday, March 21st - 7:00pm


The Ignite Cultural Show is an inter-school province wide competition with the goal to promote, and share the Vietnamese culture and language.

 

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201503CIGCanadian Improv Games: Toronto Regional Tournament

Presented by: Canadian Improv Games: Toronto

March 24-28, 7pm

March 24, 25, 26 - preliminaries;
March 27 - Wildcard;
March 28 - Regional Finals


Come watch the best of Toronto’s high school improv teams play in a loving competition for a spot in Canadian Improv Games National Tournament in Ottawa!

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201503TinghirTinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes From the Mellah

Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society

Sunday, March 29 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm


France / Morocco, 2013, Kamal Hachkar director, 86 minutes


Guest Speaker: Yigal S. Nizri


Curious about the Jewish Berbers who used to live in his Moroccan village, and wondering why they left, historian and filmmaker Kamal Hachkar heads off to Israel and Morocco to solve the mystery. A fascinating examination of a little known facet of Jewish history, Tinghir-Jerusalem will astound you.

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201504AlexanderSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Presented by: Alexander Showcase Theatre in partnership with the Al Green Theatre.

Thursday, April 30 - 7:30pm

Friday, May 1 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 2 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 3 - 2:00pm

Wednesday, May 6 - 7:30pm
Thursday, May 7 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 8 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 9 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 10 - 2:00pm


‘Ow about a shave?
Stephen Sondheim’s devilishly hilarious masterpiece, Sweeney Todd, winner of 8 Tony Awards including “Best Musical”, tells the story of a man accused of a crime he didn’t commit, who is sentenced to 15 years while his wife and daughter are taken from him by the very man who wronged him.

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201505StageDoorThe Stage Door Academy Annual Recital

Presented by: The Stage Door Academy

Monday, May 11th - 7:00pm

The Stage Door Academy students hit the stage for their finale production of the 2014/2015 season. Join us in celebrating all our talented students have accomplished this year in class, and be entertained by an evening of song, dance and inspiring performance.

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201506KolNidreKol Nidre with 70 Hester Street

Co-presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and The Yiddish Vinkl Toronto

Sunday, June 7 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm


Kol Nidre: USA, 1939, Joseph Seiden director, 88 minutes

70 Hester Street: USA, 2014, Casimir Nozkowski director, 11 minutes


Guest Speaker: Author Shirley Kumove


Joseph Seiden’s long-lost Kol Nidre offers an unparalleled glimpse into the diversity of life, culture, and language of Yiddish New York in the 1930s. Part musical and part melodrama, the film is delightful, comically dark, and unforgettable.Newly restored by the National Center for Jewish Film. 70 Hester Street is director Nozkowski’s heartfelt tribute to his childhood home, a former Lower East Side synagogue.

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201509BroadwayBroadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society

Sunday, September 20 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm


USA, 2013, Michael Kantor director, 90 minutes


Guest Speaker: Writer/Performer David Gale


During the Golden Age of Broadway, Jewish composers and lyricists like Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Irving Berlin dominated the field. How did a small group of Jewish creative minds have such an impact on the American Songbook? Narrator Joel Grey takes us on a delightful musical journey in this entertaining documentary.

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201510FlatThe Flat

Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society

Sunday, October 18 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm


Germany / Israel, 2011, Arnon Goldfinger director, 98 minutes


Guest Speaker: Critic Shlomo Schwartzberg


Once again, truth is revealed to be stranger than fiction. When filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger’s grandmother passes away and his family comes to clean out her apartment, a fascinating but disturbing secret from the past is revealed. A provocative look at memory, denial and the uneasy co-existence between Jews and Germans.

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201511WunderkinderWunderkinder

Co-presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and Holocaust Education Week

Sunday November 8 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm


Germany, 2010, Marcus O. Rosenmüller director, 96 minutes

 
Guest Speaker: Author Bernice Eisenstein

 
The moving story of three musical prodigies - two Jewish and one German - set in 1941, during the Nazi invasion of Poltava/Ukraine. In a war-torn, grown-up world gone mad, the three children provide the light of music and, ultimately, salvation. Sensitive and beautifully made, Wunderkinder will stir your heart.

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201512MetallicMetallic Blues

Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society

Sunday, December 13 – 4:00pm & 7:30 pm

 

Canada/ Germany / Israel, 2004, Dan Verete director, 90 minutes


Guest Speaker: Critic Mark Clamen

 
Two Israeli car salesmen, one Ashkenazi and one Sephardi, travel to Germany to sell a vintage car. They expect to score big but things don’t turn out as planned. A comedy/drama about today’s Germany, Metallic Blues explores the type of Holocaust memories that many modern Jews carry.

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