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Toronto Jewish Film Society: Melting Away

Israel, 2012, Doron Eran, director, 86 minutes
When his parents find that he has been secretly wearing women’s clothes, Assaf (Hen Yanni) is locked out of their home. Years later, a private detective learns that Assaf is now Anna, an enchanting woman who sings at a nightclub. Don’t miss this mesmerizing drama about love, loss and acceptance. In Hebrew with English subtitles. For Pride at the J, June 2018.

Toronto Jewish Film Society: Melting Away

Israel, 2012, Doron Eran, director, 86 minutes
When his parents find that he has been secretly wearing women’s clothes, Assaf (Hen Yanni) is locked out of their home. Years later, a private detective learns that Assaf is now Anna, an enchanting woman who sings at a nightclub. Don’t miss this mesmerizing drama about love, loss and acceptance. In Hebrew with English subtitles. For Pride at the J, June 2018.

Hitler's Hollywood

Director Rüdiger Suchsland takes a startling look at Hitler’s Germany through the lens of its greatest propaganda device, the cinema. Between 1933-1945, under the watchful eye of chief propagandist Joseph Goebells, the Third Reich produced over 1000 features—musicals, melodramas, costume dramas—that grew even more lavish as the horrors behind the camera escalated.

The Oslo Diaries

In 1992, just as Israeli-Palestinian relations were at an all-time low, the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Israeli government took an unprecedented step: They set up secret peace talks in Oslo, Norway. Using extensive archival footage and interviews, this Sundance and Hot Docs favourite takes a rare behind-the-scenes look at the process that resulted in the Oslo Accords, offering a much-needed narrative about the possibility for hope and fair negotiations in the face of present-day tensions in the Middle East.

The King

Hit the road in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce and join award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (The House I Live In, Why We Fight) on a musical road trip across America. Much more than a simple tribute to the King, this ambitious documentary looks at his rise and fall as a metaphor for the changing country he left behind, and the transformation of the American Dream all the way up to the age of Trump.

Kusama: Infinity

If you were lucky enough to catch Yayoi Kusama's mind-blowing Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the AGO, odds are you're craving more of her dazzling polka dotted visions—and if you missed out, here's a chance for you to experience the work of a singular artist. Emerging as a rival to Andy Warhol in the 1960s, the Japan-born Kusama battled with sexism, racism and mental health issues, voluntarily spending over three decades living and working in a Tokyo mental hospital.

Ferris's Room (Film + VR Experience)

Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside's re-creation of Ferris Bueller's bedroom at the Gladstone Hotel was one of the most buzzed-about art events of 2016. This brand-new documentary follows Keenlyside as she travels to Chicago to mount Ferris Bueller's Bedroom as part of celebrations for the 30th anniversary of John Hughes’s classic comedy. Get a glimpse of her process as she tracks down replicas of Ferris’s prized possessions and works against the clock to get the installation ready in time for the big day.

Quest of Alain Ducasse

Embark on a world taste tour with superstar French chef Alain Ducasse. The owner of 23 restaurants and a record-breaking 18 Michelin stars, Ducasse has an insatiable appetite for discovery, continuously exploring the possibilities of food by building schools, advocating for sustainability, and launching major projects—including sending his haute cuisine up to the International Space Station!

Becoming Who I Was

Born displaced in Northern India’s Ladakh region, a young boy is discovered to be the reincarnation of an esteemed, high-ranking Tibetan monk. Far from his original monastery, Padma Angdu and his elderly godfather embark on an epic, improbable journey across India to discover his past and take his rightful place in Tibet. An emotionally stirring award-winning documentary, Becoming Who I Was follows them for eight years as Padma prepares for his future as a religious leader.

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