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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