Opening Night Gala
It’s difficult enough for aspiring filmmakers who are also actors and comedians to get attention crafting works in their mother tongue! But Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion chose to up the ante by creating their work in Yiddish, albeit with English subtitles.
And… lest anyone get the impression that their YidLife Crisis project is some sort of homage to such Yiddish literature luminaries like Sholom Alecheim or Isaac Bashevis Singer, be warned… these short films are more steeped in the tradition of Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Woody Allen and Jackie Mason. Which is to say the humour is rooted in much irreverence, but with a Yiddish twist.
Special guests, creators Jamie Elman (Chaimie) & Eli Batalion (Leizer).
Appearance sponsored by The Estates of Frank and Rosie Nelson.
Please join us for our Opening Night Gala and Reception generously sponsored by the Wertman family and hosted at the BMW Store right across the street from the theatre. Enjoy refreshments and good cheer from International Cellars with your fellow movie lovers and enthusiastic festival regulars. By attending this night’s event, you are helping to support the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre in bringing new and exciting films to our community. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sponsored by Regina, Joe, Cristina and Jason Wertman
|Director||Darren Curtis, Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion|
|Cast||Eli Batalion, Jamie Elman|
|Language||Yiddish & English with English subtitles|