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“Riotously funny.” - Variety

A laugh-out-loud real life rommantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an Indian-American who has enlisted his family to help him find his future wife.

SUN, NOV 1—12, select dates & times

Toronto Jewish Film Society presents Rock in the Red Zone

Rock in the Red Zone
Co-presentated with Ashkenaz Foundation
4:00 pm & 7:30pm 
(Israel, 2015, Laura Bialis director, 90 minutes)
War, music, love, and fate come together in Laura Bialis' powerful documentary Rock in the Red Zone. Bialis travels to Sderot, the small town that once revolutionized Israeli rock music and whose proximity to the Gaza Strip now puts it on the front lines of the current conflict. With Guest Speaker: Israeli Music and Film Buff, Mike Dacks.

Toronto Jewish Film Society presents Special Interview

Special Interview
Co-presented with Reena, Spotlight on Israeli Culture and Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month
Sunday, February 21, 4:00 pm & 7:30pm
(Israel, 2012, Nitzan Rozenberg director, 55 minutes)
A moderated panel will follow the screening.
Israeli journalists Efrat and Manatel share a common dream: to interview American President Barack Obama. They are also both developmentally disabled. This tender documentary offers a glimpse into the power of purpose as they chase their dream on a unique international odyssey.  

Toronto Jewish Film Society presents Simon and the Oaks

Simon and the Oaks (Simon och ekarna)
Co-presented with The Embassy of Sweden, Ottawa
Sunday, January 24, 4:00pm & 7:30pm
(Sweden, 2011, Lisa Ohlin director, 117 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Critic Adam Nayman
The friendship of two young boys, one Swedish-born, another a German-Jewish refugee, changes both their lives forever.  A smartly directed, unsentimental World War Two drama, Simon and the Oaks captures familial and religious tensions in a unique, powerful way.  


Paradise is There revisits Natalie Merchant’s multi-platinum solo debut Tigerlily, originally released in 1995. Merchants’ entire musical life is encapsulated in this very personal film, which digs deep into her music through live performances, archival footage and interviews. Her fellow musicians, friends and impassioned fans share how the songs of Tigerlily have influenced them over the past 20 years, and how the power of music itself affects us in profound, lasting and uplifting ways.

EstDocs: Estonian Documentary Film Festival

On Thursday, October 15th at 7.30 pm at Tartu CollegeEstDocs, the Estonian Documentary Film Festival will open with the film The Journey to the Maggot Feeder. The evening will begin with an opening dinner at 6.30 pm at Tartu College prior to the film screening. EstDocs is screening films in a number of different venues in Toronto until October 20th. 

The film is in Estonian with English subtitles. Tickets: dinner and film $25, film only $10. 


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