201507Fringe250Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival

Presented by: The Toronto Fringe

July 1 - 12 - Various Times

 

The Fringe Festival, our flagship event, is Toronto’s largest theatre and performance festival. 155+ productions are featured at 25+ venues across the west end of Toronto, drawing more than 90,000 people over 12 days each year.

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201506KolNidreKol Nidre with 70 Hester Street

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

Rescheduled from June due to the blackout
Sunday, July 19 – 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 Bernice Eisenstein


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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201507Centre CampCentre Stage Performance

Presented by: Centre Stage Performing Arts Program at The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp

Tuesday, July 21 - 7:00pm

This Centre stage performance is presented by the performing arts program at The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp of the JCCs of Greater Toronto.

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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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