Jewish Shorts

 

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2 PM
Location: Gershman Y

General Admission: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: FREE (*for our rules and regulations on Student tickets, click HERE)

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GPJFF’s annual JEWISH SHORTS afternoon program returns with six shorts (4 narratives + 2 docs) from four different countries.


WENDY’S SHABBAT

Philadelphia Premiere
Director: 
Rachel Myers
Genre: Doc Short
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Running Time: 14 min
Language: English

A small Palm Springs community of elderly Jews celebrates Shabbat at their local Wendy’s, forming a unique tradition and sharing a special bond with each other and the people who work there.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • UK Jewish Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival

OPEN YOUR EYES

Philadelphia Premiere
Director: 
Ilay Mevorach
Genre: Narrative Short
Country: Israel
Year: 2017
Running Time: 14 min
Language: Hebrew with English subtitle

An Israeli woman’s fear and prejudice come to light when she is assigned to an Arab doctor at her routine eye exam.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival 

DEVIL WEARS A SUIT

Philadelphia Premiere
Director: 
Eli Mak
Genre: Narrative Short
Country: Australia
Year: 2017
Running Time: 20 min
Language: English

This imaginative dystopian thriller takes place in a world where a “cure” for homosexuality is developed. A young, closeted Jewish man must choose to either come out and be ostracized by his community or take the “cure” and irrevocably change his identity.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

5-MINUTE INTERMISSION


SUMMER

Philadelphia Premiere
Director: 
Pearl Gluck
Genre: Narrative Short
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 18 min
Language: English

Two teenage girls experience a sexual awakening after discovering a forbidden book at their Hasidic sleepaway camp.

Official Selection:

  • New York Jewish Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival

LARGE SOLDIER

Philadelphia Premiere
Director: 
Noa Gusakov
Genre: Narrative Short
Country: Israel
Year: 2016
Running Time: 22 min
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

This charming comedy follows a lonely 15-year-old girl who seeks companionship by exchanging letters with an Israeli soldier during the Yom Kippur War.

Official Selection:

  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival

116 CAMERAS

Philadelphia Premiere
Director: 
Davina Pardo
Genre: Doc Short
Country: USA/UK
Year: 2017
Running Time: 16 min
Language: English

Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor, participates in a virtual reality project that uses holographic technology to preserve the memories and experiences of survivors for future generations.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Boston Jewish Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival