Fans of dance won't want to miss Tomer Heymann's fascinating documentary, "Mr. Gaga." Mr. Gaga chronicles the life and work of world renowned choreographer, Ohad Naharin. Festival screening on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Rothstein Theatre at the JCC of Greater Vancouver. Buy tickets now at vjff.org!
In Jérôme Cohen-Olivar's, "Midnight Orchestra", the estranged son of a once famous Moroccan musician is unexpectedly transformed after returning to his homeland, in this bittersweet crowd-pleaser. Vancouver Premiere on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:45 PM at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (19+).
Claire Klein Osipov – A Life Sung Yiddishly
The VJFF is proud to present the World Premiere of Haya Newman's, "Claire Klein Osipov: A Life Sung Yiddishly," on Thursday, November 10 at 4PM at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas. "A Life Sung Yiddishly," is an intimate autobiographical portrait of the life of local Soprano, Claire Klein Osipov. Special Guests at this screening include: Claire Klein Osipov and Director Haya Newman. Buy tickets at vjff.org!
"Baba Joon," Israel's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Oscars, screens on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 9:00 PM at the Rothstein Theatre at the JCC of Greater Vancouver. Yuval Delshad's semi-autobiographical feature debut, (the first Israeli film shot in Farsi), screened to a packed house at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and won best film at the Ophir Awards, the Israeli version of the Academy Awards.
The Last Laugh
Ferne Pearlstein's, "The Last Laugh," pairs clips from films, performances, and interviews with top comedians and prominent Jewish leaders, (including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Abraham Foxman, and Shalom Auslander), to ask the ultimate taboo question: Can the Holocaust be funny? Festival screening on Saturday, November 5 at 6:45 PM at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (19+). Buy tickets at vjff.org!
Every Face Has a Name
In the fascinating Swedish documentary, "Every Face Has a Name," director Magnus Gertten tracks down and interviews survivors from German concentration camps seen in a 35mm archival film reel showing their arrival at the harbor of Malmo, Sweden, on April 28, 1945. Canadian Premiere on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (19+). Buy tickets at vjff.org!
The Women’s Balcony
Emil Ben Shimon's feature debut, "The Women's Balcony," is a witty and genuine story about how a community can be upset by an unexpected series of events. Festival screening on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 6:45 PM at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (19+). Buy tickets at vjff.org!
The Kind Words
Shemi Zarhin’s, "The Kind Words," follows three siblings on a trip to discover the greatest secret of their late mother's life. Festival screening on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (19+). Buy tickets at vjff.org!
The Tenth Man
Daniel Burman's, "The Tenth Man (El Rey Del Once)," is a wryly amusing peek into Buenos Aires’ bustling Jewish quarter. Festival screening on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9:00 PM at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (19+). Buy tickets at vjff.org!
Join Producer and Director Igal Hecht for a special screening of, "My Home," his fascinating documentary that peers into the lives of individuals within various minority groups who feel connected, and who see their future in Israel. Vancouver Premiere on Tuesday, November 8, at 6:45 PM at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (19+).