CHAI TEA FILM EVENT: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
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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.
|Director Larry Weinstein, producer Liam Romalis and more....
|Sunday, October 22
|1:00PM & 4:00PM
|$16 in advance and at door (cash only at door, subject to availability)
|Coffee and Tea
|served in-theatre prior to screenings