21st Toronto Jewish Film Festival | May 1-11, 2014

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IGOR AND THE CRANES' JOURNEY / IGOR VE- MASA HA'AGURIM

A fable for cinema lovers of all ages! In the aftermath of his parents' divorce, 11-year-old Igor relishes visits with his father, an ornithologist in the Russian countryside. When his mother announces they are moving to Israel to start a new life, Igor's world is turned upside-down. Struggling to adjust to his new Israeli school, he finds solace in tracking the migration of a flock of cranes from Eastern Europe to Africa. In this feature debut, young Israeli-Russian filmmaker Evgeny Ruman (Lenin in October, TJFF 2010) proves himself dexterous at mixing light humour with a truly heartwarming story.
Guest Invited.

JOACHIM PRINZ: I SHALL NOT BE SILENT (WORK IN PROGRESS)

An invaluable portrait of Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a leading figure in the American civil rights movement. As a young rabbi in 1930s Berlin, he endured repeated arrests after openly preaching against the Nazi regime and encouraging Jews to emigrate. Expelled from Germany in 1937, Prinz arrived in the United States where he was dismayed to see racism against African Americans. As rabbi of Temple B'nai Abraham in Newark and as President of the American Jewish Congress, his passionate civil rights activism culminated in his 1963 March on Washington speech.
Guest: Jonathan Prinz
With: You Are Me (12 MIN)

RUN BOY RUN / LAUF JUNGE LAUF

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Pepe Danquart tells the true story of 9-year-old Srulik, who escaped from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 and learned to survive in the nearby woods, until the harshness of the winter forced him to seek shelter. Changing his name to Jurek, he passed himself off as a Christian war orphan. A superb film adaptation based on Uri Orlev's 2004 novel, featuring exceptional performances and stunning cinematography.

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MISA'S FUGE

Frank "Misa" Grunwald was born in Czechoslovakia in September of 1932. Four months later, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. Misa's Fugue is the true story of one boy's journey through Prague, Terezin, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Melk, and Gunskirchen as a victim of arbitrary Nazi oppression. While exposed to some of the most horrific people, places, and events of the Holocaust, Frank Grunwald was able to endure the atrocities of genocide through a love for art and music that his childhood in Prague had instilled in him. His story of suffering, loss, and self-discovery is poignantly told from the perspective of a child who had lived with these tragic memories for more than half of a century. The tapestry of tragedy and artistry in the life of Frank Grunwald is interwoven with the teenage painters, sculptors, musicians, and filmmakers from Fleetwood Area High School who collaborated to create a documentary that attempts to highlight the creative spirit amidst the most destructive moment in human history.

Guest: Director Sean Gaston

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