Caricaturist at the Classic
Join us in the Classic Cinemas foyer and have your caricature drawn by one of Melbourne’s best – Paul Harvey. Harv has a quick wit and even quicker pencil and will be inspired by the work of Eddie Vitch to celebrate the screening of the absorbing documentary Vitch.
Keep The Change
Co-presented by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisations (ACJC), a special event screening of the newly restored, The Dybbuk.
Author and scholar, Nathan Wolski, will introduce the seminal Yiddish feature, and Elisa Gray and Galit Klas will perform a scene from the stage version of The Dybbuk.
Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story
See the movies and read the books too! Popping up in the Classic Cinemas foyer from 12-4pm, Avenue Bookstore will be selling the books that inspired your favourite JIFF films, including The Bloom of Yesterday, The History of Love, Curious George, and the best of Etgar Keret.
Presented by Eskal; JIFF’s inaugural kugel-off competition!
From 4pm, join us in the Classic Cinemas foyer for pre-film tastings and treats, plus a panel of special guest judges including Rita Erlich will crown the winners of JIFF’s inaugural ‘Best Kugel’ (sweet or savoury) competition!
Menashe will screen at 4:45pm.
Yiddish in Contemporary Melbourne
Post Film Panel
Muhi: Generally Temporary
Post Film Discussion
Following the screening of Muhi: Generally Temporary, Project Rozana Board member and Founder of Life Again, Gareth Andrews, will discuss Project Rozana: an Australian-inspired, multi-faith initiative that works to build bridges to peace between Israel and her neighbours. The session will be hosted by Ittay Flescher.
After the Tears will be supplying a spread of delicious Eastern European treats for ticket-holders to indulge in between sessions of The Russian Jews trilogy. Nostrovia!
11:30AM Russian Jews: Part 1; a plateful of delicious pierogi.
1:30PM Russian Jews: Part 2 pickled herring, plus a shot of vodka to warm the soul!
4:15PM Russian Jews: Part 3
*Each session is ticketed separately