Shorts Program 3

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Tuesdays are for Burekas

About the Film 
The sisterhood of an Atlanta synagogue comes together to make delicious Turkish pastries, using a Sephardic recipe that has been handed down through the generations, in this delicious example of intergenerational community spirit.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
6 minutes

Egg Cream

About the Film 
The beloved chocolate soda drink that was born in immigrant neighborhoods at the turn of the 20th century, is extolled in this nostalgic and tasty reminder of a simple but culturally significant ingredient in the Jewish-American experience.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
15 minutes

Vanity of Vanities

About the Film 
An imaginative, Chagall-esque depiction of love and tradition in a provincial Russian town, this charming and humorous folktale is relayed with playful animation and a delightful klezmer score, yielding a memorable work of art.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
19 minutes

Layam

About the Film 

A crisis of masculinity abounds in this perfectly cast, strikingly composed character study in which a tough Israeli commander and his once tormented rookie undergo a sudden role reversal, an Israeli Academy Award nominee for Best Short Film.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

I Have a Message for You

About the Film 

An unfathomable decision by an Auschwitz survivor leaves a huge burden on her conscience, in this uplifting and extraordinary story of love and survival, told adroitly through heartfelt testimony enhanced by beautifully rendered abstract animation.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
14 minutes