Festival dates: November 5-12, 2015
Partner with the Enemy
The documentary beautifully captures the human cost of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We root for the partners' success, amid hostile environments and escalating conflict. Double Bill with: Of Many.
Peter the 3rd
Tommy Lang’s Peter the 3rd should make John Madden, director of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, weep. It should, because his hit film doesn’t hold a candle to Lang’s delightful little film "Peter the 3rd".
Raise the Roof
PETER OBERLANDER MEMORIAL FILM A 10-year pursuit to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwozdziec synagogue in Poland. Double Bill with: Torah Treasures & Curious Trash.
Rock in the Red Zone
An intimate portrayal of life on the edge. The besieged city of Sderot, known for its prolific rock scene that revolutionized Israeli music, has been the target of ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza strip for the past 13 years.
Sacred Sperm (Zera Kodesh)
Filmmaker and narrator Ori Gruder expresses hope that the documentary, told with humor and respect, would help ultra-Orthodox Jews become better understood. “It’s a first look into a keyhole that needs to be opened more,” he said.
Secrets of War (Oorlogsgeheimen)
The award winning film "Secrets Of War" puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders of three children.
Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl
Meet Dana. A feisty, funny, and charming 25 year-old at a crossroads. But not the kind you might expect; Dana battles with Crohn's Disease every single day.
The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)
A compassionate film about life and death, and knowing when to say goodbye. A deeply moving and humorous look at the emotional dilemmas we all may have to face one day.
The Singing Abortionist
Dr. Henry Morgentaler is often referred to as the most loved and hated man in Canada. But so little is known about the contradictions behind the activist. Special Guest, director Dara Bratt.
Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Portraits of two beloved icons are woven together in this enchanting documentary. Wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit.
Torah Treasures & Curious Trash
PETER OBERLANDER MEMORIAL FILM Jo Milgrom juxtaposes the sacred and the mundane in her assemblage art. Double Bill with: Raise the Roof. Special Guest, Director Paula Weiman-Kelman.
Double Bill with: Dear God. An innocent and honest relationship turns into an intimate and passionate story that transcends the rules of religion, society and faith. The film is ultimately a poem to the holy nature of love