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Screening Information

June 6, 7:30 pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2023
Running Time 80 MIN
Language English
Director Amnon Carmi

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“A fun and funny thriller with a lot of heart.” (Film Threat)

When their high school drama department falls victim to budget cuts, two teachers from the Bronx find an unlikely solution to their money problems: “yaniv,” a little-known card game with a thriving underground gambling scene in the Hasidic community. With their spring production of Little Shop of Horrors in jeopardy, the two friends have no choice but to bet the house to save the show, embedding themselves with their ultra-Orthodox hosts in the process. This riotous comedy introduces us to the unique world of yaniv and the wild assortment of characters that populate it, including such standouts as MC Mendy portrayed by Adam B. Shapiro (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

Want to try your luck at a real Yaniv Club? Join us at 6pm before the showing for a pop-up card game hosted by the filmmakers and learn how to play Yaniv, the game that inspired the movie! Play your cards right and you might just walk away with a prize...
If you would like to attend, you must select the FREE Add-on "Yaniv Club Experience" with your ticket when you check out (limited availability).

Presentation Details

Guests Director Amnon Carmi and Star/Co-Writer Ben Ducoff