14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019

Short Film Showcase

Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PM
Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

The Short Film Showcase is back by popular demand! Join us for an engaging program of four short films, hand-picked by the PVJFF.

 

 

The Chop

Yossi, a charismatic, young butcher, has lost his job. After having trouble finding a new job, he decides to pretend that he's Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butcher shop. Can he keep his job while also keeping his Jewish identity intact?

Winner, 48 Film Festival Awards

COMEDY SHORT | 2015 | 16 MINUTES
UNITED KINGDOM | ENGLISH 
DIRECTED BY LEWIS ROSE

 

Egg Cream

This bubbling screening offers a sweet look at the memory, history, and enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink, born in Jewish immigrant neighborhoods at the turn of the 20th century.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 2018 | 16 MINUTES
USA | ENGLISH 
DIRECTED BY NORA MILLER AND PETER MILLER

 

Gefilte

After months of preparation for a massive Passover feast, the whole mishpocha (family) gathers in anticipation of the time-honored holiday fish dish, in this heartwarming tribute to Jewish traditions and the joyous bond of family and food.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 2018 | 11 MINUTES
USA | ENGLISH 
DIRECTED BY RACHEL FLEIT

 

Wendy's Shabbat

Friends in a retirement community usher in Shabbat with candles, challah, and grape juice at a local fast-food restaurant. The group is happy to celebrate together and the Wendy's staff is proud to be part of such a lovely ritual.

Official Selection, 2018 Tribecca Film Festival

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 2018 | 14 MINUTES
USA | ENGLISH 
DIRECTED BY RACHEL MYERS

 

 

 

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