From: May 07 to May 28, 2017
Tickets starting at 15$
A JEWISH FILM SERIESIf you would like to purchase all 4 shows for only $45 please contact the Segal Box Office 514.739.7944
The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre Presents A JEWISH FILM SERIES
PETER THE 3RD
(2015, Israel, 81 min.)
Directed by Tommy Lang
Written by Tommy Lang & Dikla Ben-Zion
Produced by: Tommy Lang, Amir Gedaliya
Cast: Robert Hoenig, Dana Yadlin, Nathan Nathansohn, Yakov Bodo
“Tommy Lang’s Peter the 3rd should make John Madden, director of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, weep…. The acting is pitch-perfect and the film has moments of self-reflection that Marigold simply never attained despite its star-studded cast.” –Lincoln Shlensky for The Vancover JFF.”--‐ Variety
In this warm and soulful comedy, 65 year old Peter, a widower, and a bit player at the Habima Theatre sits around “kvetching” with his Romanian cronies at their regular coffee shop. Their young waitress, Alona, works day and night but has no money and her love life is a mess. Peter offers Alona temporary shelter while she challenges him to get on with his life. So that he and his buddies could be guaranteed government pensions, Peter decides to form a new political party for widows and widowers. Alona agrees to help Peter’s election campaign to the Knesset. Along the way, everyone learns more about life, love and friendship.
Shown at: Miami FF Australia International Jewish Film Festival, St. Louis Jewish Film Festival, USA, Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Bucharest Jewish Film Festival, Vancouver JFF, Edmonton JFF.
WHEN: Sunday, May 7 – 7:00 p.m. (Hebrew with English subtitles)
(France/Belgium, 2016, 94 min.)
Directed by Lola Doillon
Fanny’s Journey is predominantly aimed at a family audience and viewers experience events through the children’s eyes. Although the film is set during the German occupation of France, Doillon deliberately left out horrific war images.
WHEN: Sunday, May 14 - 7:00 p.m. (French with English subtitles)
(2016, Greece, 118 min.)
Directed by Manoussos Manoussakis
A recent box office hit and award-winner in Greece, Cloudy Sunday is a powerful and beautifully rendered story of a forbidden love between a Jewish girl, Estrea and a young resistance fighter, Giorgios in Greece during the German occupation in 1943. The life of the people of Thessaloniki changes drastically after the implementation of the racist laws of Nuremberg during the German occupation in Greece. Everybody is dealt with suspicion and is forced to choose a side. Much of the action takes place in and around the Greek music club owned by Giorgios’ brother-in-law, the famed composer Vassilis Tsitsanis.
Winner of four awards and three nominations at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards and shown in 2017 at the Miami, Palm Beach, Boston and Toronto Jewish Film Festivals.
WHEN: Sunday, May 21 – 8:00 p.m. (Greek with English subtitles)
Directed by Joshua Z.Weinstein
Just released and coming directly from the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival and performed in Yiddish, Menashe is a tender story of a widower who battles for custody of his son in the Chassidic community of Brooklyn’s Borough Park. Ultimately it explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.
“What makes the film so engaging is the thoroughness with which it humanizes and renders accessible the hermetic Hasidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn. The unselfconscious performances of the nonprofessional cast are a winning element.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Menashe': Film Review | Sundance 2017 by David Rooney
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. (Yiddish with English subtitles)