Simon Konianski with Local Shorts
Director: Micha Wald
Country: Belgium/France/Canada | 2009 | Feature
Duration: 97 min.
Language: French with English subtitles
After being dumped by his shiksa girlfriend, 35-year-old Simon returns home to live with his ailing father Ernest. They, along with Simon's siblings and son, drive each other crazy in this quirky multi-generational comedy. Like all good Jewish families, they bicker about finding Simon a nice Jewish girl, finding Simon a good job, and grandpa's war stories. Funny, crass, surreal, and shocking, Belgian director Micha Wald has crafted a distinctly Jewish take and a modern variation on the classic generational comedy theme, emphasizing differences in Jewish attitudes to the past and expectations for the future.
The Lighthouse: Against The Grain
Director: Dovid Muyderman with Kate Kaminski and Betsy Carson
Country: U.S. | 2011 | Short Documentary
Duration: 12 minutes
Local filmmaker Dovid Muyderman explores the unraveling of his childhood in Portland, Maine.
For the Children
Director: Phyllis Graber Jensen
Country: U.S. | 2010 | Short
Duration: 6 minutes
A mother addresses her feelings of guilt by reading a poem each year.
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