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CHAI TEA FILM EVENT: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Screening Information

World Premiere

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 2017
Running Time 52 MIN
Language English
Director Larry Weinstein

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Celebrate Christmakah early this year as TJFF presents the World Premiere of Larry Weinstein’s (Inside Hana’s Suitcase) new film.

An offbeat, fun and intelligent film about how Jews redefined the Christmas season. Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas explores the Jewish songwriters—Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston and many others—who wrote the soundtrack to Christendom's most musical holiday, and transformed the holiday from a religious to a secular and inclusive one. Using Toronto’s landmark Sea Hi Famous Chinese Restaurant as a backdrop, Weinstein’s film is a unique documentary, featuring rarely-seen archival footage, musical performances and interviews with contemporary writers and performers (even Jackie Mason  and Mark Breslin make an appearance), as well as connoisseurs of North American popular music.


Presentation Details

Guests Director Larry Weinstein, producer Liam Romalis and more....
Date Sunday, October 22
Screening Times 1:00PM & 4:00PM
Tickets $16 in advance and at door (cash only at door, subject to availability)
Coffee and Tea served in-theatre prior to screenings