Funny Stories

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

About the Film 
Canadian funnymen and best friends return to their hometown to explore their heritage by eating their way across the city, in this charming and jocular nosh-umentary, a warm-hearted, affectionate tour of Montreal eateries with a pair of hilarious and hungry guides with a bottomless appetite for great food and witty conversation.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
62 minutes

Enemies, A Love Story

About the Film 
In this soulful, brilliantly acted adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s tragicomic novel, nominated for three Academy Awards, featuring nostalgic scenes of bustling midcentury New York City and a period pop and klezmer soundtrack, an enigmatic Holocaust survivor navigates romantic entanglements in postwar America.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

The Frisco Kid

About the Film 
In one of Hollywood’s most unusual pairings, Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford co-star as a Polish rabbi and gunslinging outlaw traveling the Wild West, in this offbeat buddy adventure and Western comedy, a bighearted folktale now considered an essential Jewish movie for its delicate blend of ethnic humor, religious sensitivity and winning performances.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

Holy Lands

About the Film 
James Caan leads an all-star cast as a retired American cardiologist who leaves everything behind to become a pig farmer in Israel, in this comedic family drama, a wry, moving, personal tale of a dysfunctional family—with an ex-wife, an alienated son and a perennial student daughter—striving for reconciliation and acceptance.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

Love, Gilda

About the Film 
Through laughter and tears, trailblazing Saturday Night Live comedienne Gilda Radner narrates her too-brief life story, in this affectionate and privileged look at a beloved, brilliant comic superstar who exuded positivity even in the darkest times, and who continues to inspire a new generation of fans and performers.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

Outback Rabbis

About the Film 
A pair of ultra-Orthodox rabbis heads off the beaten path, deep into the Aussie bush, to find Jewish life down under and reconnect Jews to their faith, no matter their location, in this wildly entertaining, picturesque travelogue, a colorful and humorous look at two men fulfilling their slogan: “No Jew gets left behind.”
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
77 minutes

Shoelaces

About the Film 
This wholly engaging, tender family dramedy about the knotty relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long before, both tested by tribulations that prompt complicated ethical and legal questions with profound ramifications, was nominated for eight Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Simon and Théodore

About the Film 
Touching the heartstrings and tickling the funny bone, this French dramedy follows the eccentric friendship between an emotionally troubled man who escapes a psychiatric ward, and a rebellious teen running from his family, two misfits seeking self-acceptance, their misadventures peaking in poignant and unexpected ways.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
84 minutes

To Dust

About the Film 
A grief-stricken Hasidic widower enlists an unwitting and incredulous biology professor (Matthew Broderick), in an obsessive quest to make peace with his loss and grasp the mortality of the flesh, in this perversely charming, dark buddy comedy and inquiry into the spiritual and scientific dimensions of death.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes