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Shorts Program

Date: September 11, 2016Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Shorts Program
Thursday, September 11 • 2:30 pm • Cedar Lee Theater

Two Landscapes
Director: Neil Ira Needleman • USA • 2015 • English • Drama • 3 minutes

A clash between two landscapes: the one the eye sees and the one that’s deeply embedded in the mind. 

And Then, Violence
Director: Jordan Holdnadel • France • 2016 • French with subtitles • Drama • 15 minutes

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and rising anti-Semitism, a Parisian law student and her family fear the future for Jews in the French Republic.

Josef & Aimee
Director: Ben Shirinian • Canada • 2015 • French • Drama • 15 minutes

Finding refuge in an orphanage in the south of France as the Nazi invasion nears, young Josef is devastated when his friend Aimee is adopted and they are separated.

The Setup
Director: Leah Gottfried • USA • 2016 • English • Romantic comedy • 16 minutes

When David's train gets delayed, he is forced to sprint through New York City to make it to his blind date on time. 

Zone A
Director: Dan Ronen • Israel • 2014 • Hebrew with subtitles • 18 minutes
Holed up at home under threat of missile attack during the Gulf War, a Tel Aviv boy is caught in the battlefield of his self-involved parents’ divorce.

Etoile
Directors: Nitzan Lahav, Liat Raviv and Lee Ben Waiss • Israel • 2014 • Hebrew with subtitles • Documentary • 9 minutes

A Jewish girl’s early memories of living in harmony with Muslim neighbors in 1960s Casablanca until anti-Semitic fear takes hold.


The Man Who Shot Hollywood
Director: Barry Avrich • Canada • 2015 • English • Documentary • 12 minutes

The life of photographer Yasha (Jack) Pashkovsky, from his humble beginnings as a Jewish-Russian immigrant to his self-appointed position shooting the biggest stars in Hollywood’s golden era.

70 Hester Street
Director: Casimir Nozkowski • Poland/USA • 2014 • English • Documentary • 11 minutes

A filmmaker reflects on past lives and legacies of his childhood home, a 140-year-old building on New York City’s Lower East Side.

 

 

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