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Toronto Jewish Film Society presents Sam and Me

Co-presented with 918 Bathurst, celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday
Guest Speaker: Paul Saltzman, Executive Producer of Sam and Me
(Canada, 1991, Deepa Mehta director, 94 min)
A quirky comedy that follows the adventures of a Jewish senior and his minder, a young East Indian immigrant. Sam and Me looks at Toronto’s recent past and portrays the similar dreams of different cultures and generations.
2 screenings: 4:00 and 7:30 pm
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, will present its 24th edition from April 27 to May 7, 2017, presenting 200+ films from across the globe and welcoming hundreds of international filmmakers and industry delegates to Toronto! Screenings will be held at theatres including the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Scotiabank Theatre, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Innis Town Hall, Isabel Bader Theatre and Hart House Theatre.

Hot Docs ticket packages, passes and single tickets are on sale now!

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Hold Music & Looking at the Stars

In the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC)
DIR. MICHAEL MCNEELY | 10 MIN | CANADA | SHORT | WORLD PREMIERE
In this 10-minute semi-silent experimental short, a young, gay, deaf-blind man faces a number of challenges when purchasing tickets for a musical for himself and his loved ones. Q & A with Director Michael McNeely and Cast.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description, ASL Interpretation for Q&A

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Sanctuary

In the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC)
DIR. LEN COLLIN | 85 MIN | IRELAND | NARRATIVE | CANADIAN PREMIERE
In this dramatic comedy, Larry and Sophie are trying to find intimacy in a world doing everything to keep them apart. Their night together takes unexpected twists and turns when they bribe their caregiver into booking them a hotel room.
Panel presented by Community Living Toronto.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description, ASL Interpretation for panel discussion

Hearing Riel

Hearing Riel is a day-long symposium presented in connection with the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Harry Somers' opera Louis Riel. Distinguished guests will investigate the work, its fraught historical subject matter, and its political implications for today. Reserve FREE tickets beginning April 4 by visiting coc.ca/HearingRiel.

I CALLED HIM MORGAN

Recruited by Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 18, jazz musician Lee Morgan had all the promise of a legend—until he was shot dead by his wife Helen. A hybrid between a music doc and a true crime story, I Called Him Morgan immerses you in the jazz scene of the 1960s and the story of Morgan’s rise through the ranks, before delving into his mysterious relationship and its fatal climax. Stunning archival images and Bradford Young’s (known for his work with Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay) 16mm cinematography evoke both the cool and the cold of this true-life tale of jazz and murder.

Toronto Jewish Film Society presents None Shall Escape

(USA, 1944, Andre De Toth director, 85 min)
Guest Speaker: Professor Ron Levi
Produced and released before the end of WWII, None Shall Escape prophetically foreshadowed the war crimes tribunals that would soon follow.Told through the lens of the trial of a Nazi officer and his impact on the life of a small Polish village,this film is daring, often powerful, and a definite.must-see.
Co-presented with the Toronto Film Society
2 screenings: 4:00 and 7:30 pm
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC

Gryphon Trio

Now in its 23rd year, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. 

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Op. 11
WIJERATNE Love Triangle
BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

Tickets: $40, $25 senior, $10 student
416-408-0208 | music.utoronto.ca

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