201405YoungFrankensteinThe New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

Presented by Curtain Call Players

Thursday, April 17 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 18 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 19 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Wednesday, April 23 - 8:00pm

Thursday, April 24 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 25 - 8:00pm 

 

A hilarious new musical experience based on the hit Mel Brooks movie of the same name. Great songs, spectacular dancing and loads of laughs, don’t miss it.

 

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201405AlexanderShowcaseThe Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes

Presented by Alexander Showcase Theatre

Friday, May 2 - 7:30pm (Opening Night Dessert Gala Performance)

Saturday, May 3 - 7:30pm

Sunday, May 4 - 2:00pm
Thursday, May 8 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 9 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 10 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 11 - 2:00pm


The musical murder mystery where every night’s a different ending to the story Charles Dickens left unfinished.


Led by an outstanding orchestra, our rambunctious cast of characters dance and sing their way to a different outcome every night -- on the whim of the audience!

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201405GaborMateMind-Body Approaches to Addiction Recovery

Presented by Dr. Gabor Maté

Thursday, May 22 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

For health professionals, educators and the recovery population, Dr. Maté presents an overview of the causes and neurobiology of addiction, and the circumstances in child and brain development that make us vulnerable. He will share healing practices and harm reduction strategies to move beyond addiction.

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201405GaborMateMind-Body Approaches to Cancer and Health

Presented by Dr. Gabor Maté

Friday, May 30 & Saturday, May 31 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

Dr. Maté presents a fascinating view of the psychological factors that may make us more susceptible to cancer and chronic disease. He elaborates on the link between past trauma, emotional states, and the health of the immune system, and offers psychological and spiritual practices to help us heal.

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BreakingHomeTies201406

BREAKING HOME TIES

Co-presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society and Toronto Silent Film Festival

Sunday, June 1 - 4:00pm and 7:30pm


USA, 1922, Directors Frank N. Seltzer and George K. Rowlands, 78 minutes

 

With live musical accompaniment by Jordan Klapman on piano and Drew Jurecka on violin.

 

Newly restored by the National Center for Jewish Film from the only surviving print, this long lost silent film was made to protest the rise of racism and the Ku Klux Klan in the United States. The story of David Bergmann, a Russian immigrant who makes it big in America, Breaking Home Ties provocatively tackles timely issues of poverty, guilt and family ties, with a love story thrown in for good measure.

A black and white masterpiece, with live musical accompaniment by Jordan Klapman on piano and Drew Jurecka on violin. 

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201406CDALogoGods & Goddesses

Presented by Creswell Dance Academy

Saturday, June 7th - 2:00pm & 7:00pm

 

Come enjoy, celebrate and support Creswell Dance Academy’s annual end-of-the-year recital. Based on a Gods & Goddesses theme, come watch children aged 3 to 16 perform in a variety of dance styles from breakdancing to classical ballet and everything in between.

 

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201406BreakthroughsFFBreakthroughs Film Festival

Presented by Octavia Films: A Nonprofit for Women

Friday, June 13 - 7:30pm

 

Now in its third year, the Breakthroughs Film Festival is the only festival in Canada devoted exclusively to short films by New Generation (18-30) female artists. Breakthroughs refers to the struggles women artists face in an industry where they make up only 6 percent of directors and must, in many cases, work even harder than their male counterparts to make their voices heard.


BFF is presented by Octavia Films: A Nonprofit for Women, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting women filmmakers in Canadian film.

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StrangeFuit201409Strange Fruit

Co-presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society and the United Jewish Peoples’ Order (Toronto)

Sunday, September 21 - 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm

 

USA, 2002, Joel Katz director, 57 minutes

 

Billie Holiday’s heartbreaking 1939 rendition of Strange Fruit became a powerful emblem for African Americans in their long civil rights struggle. What is less known is that the song, with its stark depiction of the lynching of Blacks in the American South, was written by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx named Abel Meeropol. Joel Katz’s documentary paints a powerful portrait of the songwriter and those volatile times, testifying to the unique power of music to unite people and inspire change.

 

A moderated panel will follow the screening

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MyMexicanShivah201410My Mexican Shivah

Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Society

Sunday, October 19 - 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm

 

Mexico / USA, 2007, Alejandro Springall director, 98 minutes

 

Outrageousness abounds as the family of the late Moishe prepare to sit shivah for him. Two angels, one symbolizing light and one darkness and invisible to all, observe the ceremony and bet on who will accompany Moishe’s soul to the afterlife. Meanwhile, his squabbling family has their own issues to deal with even as the man in charge of keeping the shivah kosher prepares to rip them off financially. An unusual comedy about Mexican Jewry, My Mexican Shivah is a spicy treat.

 

Guest Speaker: TBA

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AsSeenThroughTheseEyes201411As Seen Through These Eyes

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

Sunday, November 9 - 4:00pm and 7:30pm

 

USA, 2008, Hilary Helstein director, 70 minutes

 

Guest Speaker: Filmmaker Hilary Helstein

 

Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary about a group of extraordinary people who fought the Nazis with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists risked their lives in order to ensure that the world would not forget the atrocities committed by the Nazis.

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UnSecret201412A Secret (Un Secret)

Presented by Toronto Jewish Film Society

Sunday December 7 - 4:00pm & 7:30pm

 

France, 2007, Claude Miller director, 105 minutes

 

Guest Speaker, Author Bernice Eisenstein

 

Shocking family secrets are revealed as Francois Grimbert grows up in a troubled family in the years after the Second World War. The sickly Francois has always imagined that things could be different and better for him but what he finds out about his parents’ war experiences and past lives shakes him to his core. A powerful drama about identity, betrayal and the lengths one can go to stay alive, Un secret reverberates strongly and unforgettably.

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