A Variety of Short Films
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 4pm

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Dear God
Running Time:  13 min
Genre: Short Drama/Israel
Director: Erez Tadmor, Guy Nattiv
Country:  Israel
Year: 2014
Language: Hebrew, with English subtitles

Dear God depicts romantic Jerusalem as seen through the eyes of Aaron, a guard at the Western Wall. One day, a beautiful mysterious woman puts a note between the holy stones and Aaron decides to fulfill her deepest wish, while learning that love is all about communication.

Boxes 
Running Time:  13 min
Genre: Short Drama/Holocaust
Director: Jeremy Borison
Country:  United States
Year: 2018
Language: English

As Oma and her granddaughter Jessica spend the afternoon packing up the belongings of Oma’s recently deceased husband, hidden truths about their lives come to light. Oma tries her best to hide a secret life she lived before the Holocaust, while Jessica grapples with coming out to her grandmother.

A Thousand Kisses
Running Time: 15 mins
Genre: Animation
Director: Richard Goldgewicht
Country:  Brazil/Ireland/Uruguay, USA
Year: 2018
Language: German/English with English subtitles

A short animated film about a young couple  in 1933 Nazi Germany. With the rise of Hitler, he decides to leave and she stays in Berlin. They make plans to reunite on the safe tropical shores of Brazil. Inspired by the actual correspondence recovered by the couple’s grandsons 80 years later in São Paulo,

Gefilte
Talkback following the film with members of the Hermelin family
Running Time:  12min
Genre: Documentary
Director: Rachel Fleit
Country:  United States
Year: 2018
Language: English

This film tracks the months-long annual preparation of gefilte fish for the massive Seder hosted by the Hermelin family of suburban Detroit.

Co-sponsored by: ORT America Michigan Region, JCC’s JFamily, Leonard N Simons Jewish Community Archives