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.
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.
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.
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.