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Machines

Going inside a gigantic garment factory in Gujarat, India, Rahul Jain’s award-winning debut feature captures the dark reality of fast fashion. Taking you through the factory’s surreal depths with breathtaking cinematical detail, Jain creates a moving portrait of the human laborers who toil away to earn a meager living for their families back home. Winner of the 2017 Sundance Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography, Machines is a singular marriage of mesmerizing cinematography and pointedly-political storytelling that will stay with you long after it's over.

SPETTACOLO

Hot Docs award-winning filmmaker Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol) and Christina Shellen invite you to a picturesque Italian town where theatre isn’t just art, it’s a way of life. Fifty years ago, a tiny village perched on a hill in Tuscany dreamed up a remarkable solution to the problems they were facing: they banded together and turned their lives into a play--bringing to light the various local issues they faced both as individuals, and as a community.

GROUP OF SEVEN GUITARS

In the early 1970s, seven of Canada’s finest guitar-makers came together to create one-of-a-kind instruments inspired by the iconic Group of Seven painters. In this visually stunning film commissioned by the McMichael Gallery, these master-builders pay tribute to our Canadian landscape rockstars - turning their craft into a veritable art form.

Toronto Jewish Film Society: Hanna's Journey

Hanna, an ambitious Berliner, travels to Israel to advance her career, confiding to her fiancé that “helping Jews scores points.” Her cynicism is shortlived, as sparks fly in this charming romantic comedy.
Co presented with City Shul, Spotlight on Israeli Culture and Consulate General of Israel in Toronto.
In the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
2 screenings: 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm

4:00 Speaker: Jeremie  Abessira, Program Manager, Toronto Jewish Film Festival
7:30 Speaker: Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, City Shul

Toronto Jewish Film Society: Dolphin Boy

After a traumatic incident, Morad, a 17-year old Arab-Israeli boy retreats from reality and all human interaction. Dolphin Boy documents the heart-wrenching journey of how a devoted parent and other intuitive mammals, magnificently heal Morad’s shattered soul. Co presented with Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, New Israel Fund of Canada and ReelAbilities Toronto.In the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
2 screenings: 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
4:00 pm rush only at the door 30 min. before screen time.

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