HJFF: An Afternoon of ShortsSunday, March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sunday, March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HJFF: An Afternoon of Shorts
Featuring film historian, Eric Goldman, providing introductions and context to each short, along with a performance on piano.
Directed by Desirée Abeyta
USA, 2021, 10 minutes
Two actresses, one Black and one white, audition to play Anne Frank, prompting the question: Who is best suited for the role?
Directed by Rachel Weinberg
USA, 2022, 8 minutes
An Ibach piano that escaped the Holocaust reveals its untold history as it is restored four generations later.
The Violin Upstairs
Directed by Asali Echols
USA, 2019, 3 minutes
The Violin Upstairs charts the true history of the filmmaker’s violin, from its birth in 18th-century Austria, to its existence in modern day San Francisco.
Directed by Gordon Grinberg
USA, 2010, 7 minutes
Culture and confusion meet on a Brooklyn Street, in this hilariously charming reconstruction of a Borscht Belt joke.
Directed by Ivan Kander
USA, 2022, 14 minutes
Hoping to say Kaddish after their mother’s death, Leah and Ariel find themselves one person short of making a Minyan.
Underwritten by Mitzi Shure & Jerry Wische
Eric Goldman is a noted film historian and educator who lectures on Jewish, Yiddish, and Israeli cinema. Goldman is adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and founder of Ergo Media, a distributor of Jewish, Yiddish and Israeli cinema. His most recent book is The American Jewish Story through Cinema, and he is currently writing a book on Israeli society through the
lens of film.