Short Film Showcase
Sunday, March 26, 1:00 PM
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton
An inspiring program of short films, handpicked by the PVJFF.
A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the nation's poorest congressional district, and unexpectedly, his own. 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Documentary Short Subject.
Documentary Short | 2016 | 24 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Kahane Corn
The Kiddush Man
Each Sabbath, 10-year-old Yoni attempts to sneak past curmudgeonly Mr. Katz into the kiddush reception before the end of services. But one day, Mr. Katz is nowhere to be seen.
DRAMATIC SHORT | 2008 | 12 MINUTES
USA | HEBREW WITH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY YITZ BRILLIANT
Remies, France. 1941. An unexpected act of charity and courage in a time of cruelty. A stark reminder of the human capacity for good. Based on a true story, Pigeon stars Academy Award nominee Michael Lerner and Wendy Crewson.
Dramatic Short | 2004 | 11 minutes
Canada | English
Directed by Anthony Green
Dramatic Short | 2014 | 20 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Aaron Wolf
Pizza from 12:30-1:00 PM. Roundtable discussion with Larry Hott, award-winning filmmaker and co-owner of Florentine Films/Hott Productions; Alison Morse, founding director of Circles for Jewish Living; and Hannah van der Swaagh, music teacher at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls (featured in the short film Joe's Violin).
In partnership with Smith College Program in Jewish Studies and Film Studies Program, with support from Circles for Jewish Living, Lander-Grinspoon Academy, and PJ Library Western Massachusetts
Recommended for ages 11+ (subject matter, themes)