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AJFF WELCOME TO THE 5TH ANNUAL AJFF! Dear film lovers: Welcome to the 5th anniversary of the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF). This is going to be the best year yet! Produced in a wide range of countries (Israel, France, Hungary, Ukraine, the USA), the films on offer will engage and challenge you...and make you laugh, sometimes all in the same film! We are even partnering with Autism Nova Scotia to show Keep the Change starring two young adults with autism. This screening will be sensory-friendly to accommodate those who need a certain environment to be comfortable. However, everyone is welcome to attend and will undoubtedly enjoy this charming film. And to celebrate this anniversary year we have a special evening planned for the Saturday night screening of Budapest Noir, a murder mystery that will leave you guessing until its surprising climax. The party following the film, both at a new venue, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, will celebrate our exciting milestone so expect some mouth-watering delicacies. Our opening film Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me will delight and entertain you with its portrait of this multi-faceted and thoughtful man. We on the committee are looking forward to spending this exciting weekend with all of you.
— 2018 COMMITTEE MEMBERS — Chair: Lynn Rotin Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Naomi Rosenfeld | Alex Rudcovski | Peggy Walt
AJFF AJFF MANDATE The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council, a not-for-profit society in Nova Scotia. The mission of the AJFF is to provide an opportunity for the public to experience the Jewish world through film. Our intentions are to celebrate diversity; to promote cultural awareness; to educate and support curiosity and learning; to spark conversation and questioning; and most importantly to inspire a greater understanding of Jewish life. We invite you to join us.
JEWISH FILM FESTIVALS In 1980 a group of people took a chance on starting a Jewish film festival in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Thirty-six years later, 35,000 people attend over 120 screenings annually over three weeks. Currently, there are more than one hundred Jewish film festivals around the world including in Africa and Hong Kong. The Halifax-based AJFF opened its festival doors five years ago.
On behalf of the Government of Nova Scotia, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 5th annual Atlantic Jewish Film Festival.
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AJFF GREETINGS FROM THE MAYOR As Mayor of Halifax, I am delighted to extend warm greetings and a special welcome to everyone attending the 5th annual Atlantic Jewish Film Festival.
We have a rich and vibrant arts and culture community in Halifax. The 2018 r of Halifax,here I am delighted to extend warm AJFF engages audiences s and a special to everyone withwelcome its celebration ofattending heritagethe and culture and fosters al Atlantic Jewish Film Festival. appreciation for the diversity of our communities. forFilm the diversity of our comm a rich and lovers vibrant arts community will and be culture entertained withhere a unique opportunity to experience world opportunity tothe experience th x. The 2018 AJFF engages audiences with its through engaging filmsappreciation highlighting Jewish life and culture around the globe. on of heritage and culture and fosters culture around the globe.
Film lovers will be entertained with a unique hrough engaging films highlighting Jewish life and I would like to take this opportunity
to acknowledge the Atlantic Jewish Council for the important work they do in promoting the continuity Jewish I would like to oftake this oppo o acknowledge the Atlantic Council for and the for bringing exciting contributions to Jewish culture in ourJewish communities, important work they do in pr the continuity of Jewish culture in our communities, heretoto Halifax. Thank you as well to festival organizers, sponsors and s to Jewishfilm film here Halifax. Thank you as well and for bringing exciting con volunteers who contribute to making this cinematic volunteers who contribute to making this cinematic experience a success. Enjoy the show! Kindest regards, Kindest regards,
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Mike Mayor Savage Mayor
As Mayor of Halifax, I am delighted greetings and a special welcome to 5th annual Atlantic Jewish Film Festi
We have a rich and vibrant arts and in Halifax. The 2018 AJFF engages celebration of heritage and culture a for the diversity of our communities. Film lovers will be entertain opportunity to experience the world through engaging films high culture around the globe.
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Atlantic J important work they do in promoting the continuity of Jewish cul and for bringing exciting contributions to Jewish film here to Hal to festival organizers, sponsors and volunteers who contribute to 5 experience a success.
AJFF MINISTER’S MESSAGE On behalf of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 5th annual Atlantic Jewish Film Festival. Events, such as the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival, play a key role in implementing Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan. Launched just over a year ago, the plan supports government’s mandate to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of Nova Scotia’s diverse and creative communities through the promotion, development, preservation and celebration of the province’s culture, heritage, identity and languages. The organizers of the festival have done an incredible job in bringing films to Nova Scotia that we otherwise wouldn’t see. Congratulations to the organizers and to the volunteers for producing such a wonderful event. Enjoy the festival! Honourable Leo Glavine, M.L.A. Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
The Atlantic Jewish Council recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia for the closing film KEEP THE CHANGE. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. 6
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SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME DATE Thursday, November 15, 2018 | TIME 7:00 pm LOCATION Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane | ADDRESS 5657 Spring Garden Road “I want to live, not merely survive And I won’t give up this dream of life that keeps me alive. I’ve gotta be me, I’ve gotta be me. The dream that I see makes me what I am. I’m Puerto Rican, Jewish, colored, and married to a white woman. When I move into a neighborhood, people start running in four ways at the same time.” –Sammy Davis, Jr.
English | Documentary DIRECTOR Sam Pollard PRODUCERS Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor CAST Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Humphrey Bogart, Billy Crystal, Diahann Carroll DISTRIBUTOR Menemsha Films COUNTRY USA | France YEAR 2017 RUNNING TIME 100 minutes Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory and was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority. Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flash-points of American society from the Depression through the 1980s. Sponsored by Israel Bonds Guest Speaker: Raquel Benzacar Savatti, CEO, Israel Bonds 9
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TEVYE’S DAUGHTERS DATE Friday, November 16, 2018 | TIME 11:00 am LOCATION Museum of Natural History | ADDRESS 1747 Summer Street
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Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles | Comedy, Drama DIRECTOR Vladimir Lert PRODUCERS Mari Govorukha-Keil and Andrey Savenko CAST Viktor Andrienko, Vladimir Dolinskiy, Evgeniy Knyazev, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Sofiya Pisman, Anton Shagin DISTRIBUTOR Israeli Films COUNTRY Ukraine
YEAR 2017 RUNNING TIME 120 minutes
At the beginning of the 20th century, in the Jewish shtetl of Anatovka, Jews and Christians are trying to live in peace and in accordance with their religious beliefs. Tevye, the milkman, struggles to support his wife and five daughters. He knows that their only way out of poverty is to make successful marital matches. Filmed on the actual locations which inspired Sholem Aleichem’s famous folk tale, this uproariously funny and buoyant cinematic sendup centres on a downtrodden milkman. Seeking to stave off poverty, Tevye cooks up a plan to marry off his lovely daughters. He commissions the aid of a matchmaker, but his daughters have no interest, choosing instead to cavort with an increasingly unsavoury lineup of suitors (to his mind, at least). All the while, Tevye’s way of life is also threatened by the Czarist government’s increasing anti-Semitic campaigns. Fiddler on the Roof is based on Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye’s Daughters 11
AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY DATE Friday, November 16, 2018 | TIME 1:30 pm LOCATION Museum of Natural History | ADDRESS 1747 Summer Street
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Hebrew with English subtitles | History, Drama DIRECTOR Dan Wolman PRODUCER Dan Wolman CAST Adi Bielski, Aviv Alush, Maya Wertheim, Isaac Hizkiyah, Alex Anski, Amir Mugrabi, Sharon Friedman DISTRIBUTOR Go2Films COUNTRY Israel YEAR 2017 RUNNING TIME 93 minutes The film An Israeli Love Story is based on the true story of the love affair between Pnina Gary from Nahalal and Eli Ben-Zvi the son of Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi the second president of the State of Israel. The film is set during the turbulent period of pre-state Israel 1947-1948. Margalit (Pnina Gary) meets Eli by chance on a bus and instantly falls in love with him. She tries to get close to him, hoping he’ll fall for her, but Eli is too preoccupied with the Palmach* and with smuggling Holocaust survivors into Palestine. Finally, the barriers come down and a compelling relationship develops between the two. Margalit moves onto Eli’s kibbutz, Beit Keshet, and they set up a date for their wedding but Israel’s harsh reality intervenes. *Elite fighting force of the Haganna underground army during the British Mandate
AHEAD OF TIME: THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF RUTH GRUBER DATE Friday, November 16, 2018 | TIME 3:30 pm LOCATION Museum of Natural History | ADDRESS 1747 Summer Street
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English and Hebrew with English subtitles | Documentary, Biography DIRECTOR Bob Richman PRODUCERS Zeva Oelbaum CAST Ruth Gruber, Louisa Herz Leopold, Dava Sobel, Lee Taylor, Harold Ickes DISTRIBUTOR National Center for Jewish Film COUNTRY USA YEAR 2009 RUNNING TIME 73 minutes “I am experiencing that feeling of zest which goes with exploration. I am in the thick of an historic moment. I am in an era in the making…” —First lines of Ruth Gruber’s initial dispatch from the Soviet Arctic, 1935 For seven decades foreign correspondent and photojournalist Ruth Gruber didn’t just report the news…she made it! Born in 1911 to Russian Jewish immigrants, she became the youngest Ph.D. in the world before going on to become an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist at age 24. Gruber reported from the Soviet Arctic, escorted Holocaust refugees on a secret war-time mission, and changed the world with dispatches from the Palestine-bound ship Exodus in 1947. With her love of adventure, fearlessness and powerful intellect, Ruth defied tradition and emerged as the eyes and conscience of the world during her extraordinary career. Through her own words and images, the film follows Ruth Gruber’s incredible journey as a student, a reporter, an activist leader and a prolific author. Guest Speaker: Adrian Fish 13
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BUDAPEST NOIR DATE Saturday, November 17, 2018 | TIME 7:30 pm | LOCATION Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | ADDRESS 1055 Marginal Road
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Hungarian with English subtitles | Crime, Thriller DIRECTOR Éva Gárdos PRODUCER Ildikó Kemény CAST Krisztián Kolovratnik, Réka Tenki, Tamás Fodor, János Kulka, Adél Kováts, Zsolt Anger, Kata Dobó, Franciska Töröcsik, Mari Nagy, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Mucsi, István Hunyadkürti, Imre Sipos, Zoltán Schneider, Hanna Pálos, Tibor Gáspár, Ágnes Bánfalvi, Balázs Galkó, Simon Szabó DISTRIBUTOR Menemsha Films COUNTRY Hungary YEAR 2017 RUNNING TIME 95 minutes Budapest, 1936. The Hungarian prime minister returns from Germany in a coffin, his dream of making Hungary into a fascist state snuffed out—for now. Crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other things on his mind. A cynic who thinks he has seen it all, a tip leads him to an unusual crime scene in a seedy part of the city—a beautiful, well-dressed young woman is dead, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse… Investigating the mystery girl’s murder, Gordon enters a world of pornographers, brothels and Communist cells leading to the highest echelons of power. The more people try to scare him away, the deeper he digs in, not knowing who to trust, or what ulterior motives are working against him and the truth. 15
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English | Comedy, Drama DIRECTOR Marc Fusco PRODUCER Steve Weinberger CAST Hal Linden, Ryan Ochoa, Michael B. Silver DISTRIBUTOR Menemsha Films COUNTRY USA YEAR 2018 RUNNING TIME 93 minutes Eli (Ryan Ochoa from ICarly) gets to know his grandfather Samuel (Hal Linden of Barney Miller fame) for the first time when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, the high school senior discovers that his grandpa, a Jewish dry cleaner, was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy. After some hesitation, Samuel agrees to tell his story for the project—a story he hasn’t told in over 75 years. A film for both parents and grandparents to share with their children. Audience Award Winner (Best Narrative Feature) – Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2018
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AZIMUTH DATE Sunday, November 18, 2018 | TIME 4:00 pm LOCATION Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane | ADDRESS 5657 Spring Garden Road
Hebrew, Arabic, English with English subtitles | Action, Drama DIRECTOR Mike Burstyn PRODUCERS Mike Burstyn, Moshe Edery, Shuki Friedman, Oudi Recanati CAST Sammy Sheik, Yivtach Klein, Alon Dahan, Naama Preis, Samar Qupty, Moshe Shachar, Kobi Vaknin DISTRIBUTOR Israeli Films COUNTRY Israel YEAR 2017 RUNNING TIME 75 minutes The Sinai Desert, the day after the Israeli/Egyptian ceasefire, June, 1967. An Egyptian soldier, the only survivor of his destroyed convoy, manages to reach an abandoned UNEF outpost in the middle of the desert. Circumstances bring an Israeli sergeant on his overheated Jeep to the same outpost. Getting off his vehicle to seek shelter from the blazing sun, he is surprised by the Egyptian. During the ensuing firefight both men get trapped in the abandoned outpost; the Israeli on the ground floor, the Egyptian on the upper. Outside stands the Jeep, awaiting the victor. Two soldiers, one goal: Survival! Best Narrative Feature in Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2017 19
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KEEP THEAJFF CHANGE DATE Sunday, November 18, 2018 | TIME 7:00 pm LOCATION Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane | ADDRESS 5657 Spring Garden Road
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English | Comedy, Romance DIRECTOR Rachel Israel PRODUCERS Rob Cristiano, Ryan Cunningham CAST Jessica Walter, Christina Brucato, Jennifer Brito, Samantha Elisofon, Tibor Feldman DISTRIBUTOR Kino Lorber COUNTRY USA YEAR 2017 RUNNING TIME 93 minutes When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like. Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical in casting actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Rarely has a romcom felt so deep and poignant. Thoroughly charming and quite funny, the film’s warmth and candor brings growth and transformation to the characters, and ultimately, to us. Winner of the Best U.S. and New Narrative Feature—Tribeca Film Festival Guest Speaker: Cynthia Carroll, Executive Director, Autism Nova Scotia Sensory friendly screening presented in partnership with Autism Nova Scotia 21
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AJFF SPECIAL GUESTS Adrian Fish, NSCAD Professor, artist will be at the screening of AHEAD OF TIME November 16, 3:30 pm – In partnership with Photopolis ADRIAN FISH is a Toronto born photo-based artist and educator currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Adrian holds an MFA from York University in Toronto, as well as undergraduate accreditation from OCAD University in Toronto and the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, ON. His work has been shown in numerous public institutions, artist-run centres, and commercial galleries in Calgary, Halifax, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Winnipeg in Canada, as well as internationally in Atlanta GA, Brooklyn, NY, Chelsea, NY, Columbus, OH, Berlin, Germany, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Tokyo, Japan. Adrian’s work has been featured in publications such as Canadian Art, Vice Magazine and WIRED.com. Adrian is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Media Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Cynthia Carroll, Executive Director, Autism Nova Scotia will be at the screening of KEEP THE CHANGE November 18, 7:00 pm – In partnership with Autism NS Over the last 10 years, Cynthia Carroll has been instrumental in creating a legacy of growth and success for autism supports and services in Nova Scotia. Bringing the autism community together to build a robust network of Chapters, Cynthia has led the development and delivery of best practice program models that have been replicated across the province, and she has been crucial in influencing and developing provincial and federal policy. As Chair of the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), Cynthia collaborates with autism community leaders and professionals across the country, and champions the need for a National ASD Framework.
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AJFF ABOUT THE AJC The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in the Atlantic provinces since 1975, acting as the organized Jewish community’s representative and program/service provider for non-religious matters. With only a small staff complement and a modest budget, the AJC relies on the support of over 100 volunteers across Atlantic Canada to move the needle on our seven strategic priorities: • Building a sense of Jewish community across Atlantic Canada; • Strengthening Jewish identity amongst the Jews of Atlantic Canada; • Reinforcing the regional identity of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community; • Supporting Israel; • Educating about the Holocaust and human rights; • Fostering relationships with and representing the Atlantic Jewish population to all levels of government, academic institutions, and Jewish and general organizations at both the national and local level; and • Educating the community of Atlantic Canada at large about Judaism. The AJC is happy to once again present the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival, this year celebrating its fifth anniversary! Please know that our door is always open should you want to learn more about, get involved with, or partner on any of our year-round activities. We hope you enjoy the show!
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SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME English
Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles
AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY Hebrew with English subtitles
TIME 11:00 am LOCATION Museum of Natural History ADDRESS 1747 Summer Street TIME 1:30 pm LOCATION Museum of Natural History ADDRESS 1747 Summer Street
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THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF RUTH GRUBER English and Hebrew with English subtitles
TIME 7:00 pm LOCATION Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane ADDRESS 5657 Spring Garden Road
BUDAPEST NOIR Hungarian with English subtitles
TIME 3:30 pm LOCATION Museum of Natural History ADDRESS 1747 Summer Street
TIME 7:30 pm LOCATION Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ADDRESS 1055 Marginal Road
POST-F I LM 5TH AN N IVERSARY PART Y! (details on pg 28)
THE SAMUEL PROJECT SUNDAY 18
English, family friendly
AZIMUTH Hebrew, Arabic, English with English subtitles IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AUTISM NS
KEEP THE CHANGE English, Sensory-Friendly
TIME 1:30 pm LOCATION Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane ADDRESS 5657 Spring Garden Road TIME 4:00 pm LOCATION Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane ADDRESS 5657 Spring Garden Road TIME 7:00 pm (Closing Feature) LOCATION Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane ADDRESS 5657 Spring Garden Road 29
Proud Sponsor of the 5Th Annual Atlantic Jewish Film Festival’s
Opening Night Film SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME DIRECTED BY SAM POLLARD
I want to live, not merely survive and I won’t give up this dream of life that keeps me alive. I’ve gotta be me, I’ve gotta be me The dream that I see makes me what I am.
With special guest: Raquel Benzacar Savatti, CEO Israel Bonds/Canada-Israel Securities, Limited
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane Questions about Israel Bonds? Robin Fox
Executive Director, Ottawa & Atlantic Canada
Israel Bonds are sold all year in Canada exclusively by Canada-Israel Securities, Limited. Photo credit: The Estate of Altovise Davis TRT: