FAMILY-FRIENDLY SCREENING 

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.

Joe's Violin

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

 

Pigeon

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

 

The Walk

The kindness of a stranger, played by veteran actor Peter Riegert, profoundly affects a young Brooklyn boy who is grieving over the death of his father.

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).

Recommended for ages 11+ (subject matter, themes) 

 

 

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