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Toronto Jewish Film Society presents Rock in the Red Zone

Rock in the Red Zone
Co-presentated with Ashkenaz Foundation
4:00 pm & 7:30pm 
(Israel, 2015, Laura Bialis director, 90 minutes)
War, music, love, and fate come together in Laura Bialis' powerful documentary Rock in the Red Zone. Bialis travels to Sderot, the small town that once revolutionized Israeli rock music and whose proximity to the Gaza Strip now puts it on the front lines of the current conflict. With Guest Speaker: Israeli Music and Film Buff, Mike Dacks.

EstDocs: Estonian Documentary Film Festival

On Thursday, October 15th at 7.30 pm at Tartu CollegeEstDocs, the Estonian Documentary Film Festival will open with the film The Journey to the Maggot Feeder. The evening will begin with an opening dinner at 6.30 pm at Tartu College prior to the film screening. EstDocs is screening films in a number of different venues in Toronto until October 20th. 

The film is in Estonian with English subtitles. Tickets: dinner and film $25, film only $10. 

Arne Roosman's Art Exhibition

The exhibition A Touch of Arsenic. Sketching the Past by Estonian artist Arne Roosman opened on September 19, 2015 at Tartu College and will remain on display until February 8, 2016.

Arne Roosman is a lithographer, designer of books, stage sets and murals, as well as an illustrator and a painter.


The Globe and Mail - 3.5/4 stars

Winner—Audience Award, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2015

Cross'd by the Stars

From Tristan and Isolde, to Romeo and Juliet, to Catherine and Heathcliffe, we are captivated by stories of star-crossed lovers - soulmates who are fated to be torn apart. We feature Mahler's haunting Songs of a Wayfarer (in Schoenberg's gorgeous chamber version) plus the premiere of Dean Burry's thrilling new adaptation of The Highwayman - as well as famous laments by Purcell and Gluck, and a set of songs from West Side Story. Readings are from the diaries and letters of great lovers through the ages.

Vesuvius Ensemble at ROM

On the occasion of the exhibit Pompeii: In The Shadow of the Volcano, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to announce an extraordinary performance of traditional Italian music inspired by the land of Pompeii. La Scala trained tenor Francesco Pellegrino, accompanied by a host of traditional Italian instrumentalists (Vesuvius Ensemble) will perform at the


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