• Shoelaces - Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 PM

    An engaging, humorous and life-affirming story of the relationship between Reuben (60), an aging auto mechanic, and Gadi (35), the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long ago. When his ex-wife dies, Reuben is suddenly thrust into the position of caring for Gadi. The transition is fraught with difficulty for both men....

    Short film: 100 Faces

  • From Cairo to the Cloud - WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 7:00 PM

    The gripping story of the discovery and significance of the Cairo Geniza, a vast, treasure trove of manuscripts hidden for centuries in the "geniza," or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo. The Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish history ever found, illuminating over a thousand years of Jewish, Christian and Moslem life in the heart of the Islamic world...

    Special guest: Rabbi Mark Glickman

  • Tel Aviv on Fire - THURSDAY, MAY 23, 7:00 PM

    Salam is a production assistant on the set of an Arab-language soap opera, popular in both Israel and the Palestinian Territories. With an unexpected promotion, he becomes the show’s main scriptwriter, despite his obvious lack of experience. Crossing the Ramallah checkpoint daily to get to work, Salam strikes up an awkward friendship with Assi, the Israeli officer in charge...

  • The Museum - SUNDAY, MAY 26, 3:00 PM

    “The Museum” explores the Israeli soul through visiting the galleries, storerooms and visitors to the Israel Museum, Israel's most important cultural institution...

    Celebrating Israeli Arts and Culture:
    Short films by students from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.

  • The Last Suit - SUNDAY, MAY 26, 7:00 PM

    In this poignant, humorous, late-in-life road trip movie, Abraham Bursztein, an 88-year old tailor and Holocaust survivor leaves his home in Buenos Aires for Poland, to find the friend who saved him from certain death, long ago...

    Short film: Journey Birds

  • Leona - MONDAY, MAY 27, 7:00 PM

    "Leona" is an intimate, insightful, and moving story of a young Jewish artist from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love of a non-Jewish man. The film is ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel...

  • The Waldheim Waltz - TUESDAY, MAY 28, 7:00 PM

    In this fascinating film about truth, lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power, Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. The film shows the swift succession of allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign...

    Short film: The Driver is Red

  • Between Worlds - WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 7:00 PM

    Visiting their gravely injured son in a Jerusalem hospital in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, Orthodox couple Bina and Meir form a surprising bond with a beautiful young woman, who is seemingly at the hospital to attend to her dying father. As the surprising truth about the young woman’s identity unfolds, they all struggle to accept the unlikely circumstances that have brought them together.

    Short film: The Last Class in Baghdad

  • Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds - THURSDAY, MAY 30, 7:00 PM

    Conductor Zubin Mehta was born in India and has had a dazzling international career. It is Israel, however, that he is most identified with. Since he first joined the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, he has developed strong ties with the state and become the face of its cultural excellence...

    Special guest: Alexander Prior, Chief Conductor, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
    Dessert reception sponsored by the Edmonton Community Foundation