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PVJFF: Short Film Showcase
Sun, March 26, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
An inspiring program of short films, handpicked by the PVJFF, including Joe’s Violin, a 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary short about a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor who donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx, and unexpectedly, his own. In the dramatic short 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.
Pizza from 12:30-1:00 PM. Post-screening roundtable discussion with educators. In partnership with Smith College Program in Jewish Studies and Film Studies Program, with support from Circles for Jewish Living and Lander-Grinspoon Academy.
Recommended for ages 11+ (subject matter, themes)
A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor's violin donation during an instrument drive changes the life of a 12-year-old girl from the Bronx.
DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 2016 | 24 MINUTES
USA | ENGLISH
DIRECTED BY KAHANE CORN
Set in Remies, France, in 1941 and based on a true story, Pigeon recounts a rare and startling act of charity.
DRAMATIC SHORT | 2005 | 11 MINUTES
CANADA | ENGLISH
DIRECTED BY ANTHONY GREEN
The kindness of a stranger, played by Peter Riegert, profoundly affects a young boy who is grieving over the death of his father.
DRAMATIC SHORT | 2014 | 20 MINUTES
USA | ENGLISH
DIRECTED BY AARON WOLF
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 MIN |
USA | HEBREW SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY YITZ BRILLIANT