Wig Shop/ Old Score/ Brutus
Taste of the Fest: (a special international "sampler" of short films!)
Short films are an increasingly popular art form. But a really good short is rare. A mix of vibrant storytelling, this exceptional collection highlights very Jewish and personal stories.
The Wig Shop
Narrative Short/USA/2016/15 minutes
Co-written and Directed by Kat Coiro
Co-written and Produced by Jessica Neuman
Inspired by events in co-writer and producer Jessica Neuman's life, Wig Shop is an atypical story of female empowerment. Chaya (Emily Mortimer, Newsroom, Lars and the Real Girl), ?an orthodox Jewish women from a strict, patriarchal society decides to take a huge step towards figuring out what is happening in marriage. She visits a wig shop on the other side of town. At first on edge because of her new surroundings, Chaya lets down her guard when she is quickly befriended by the shop owner Tippy (Adina Porter) only to discover that nothing is as it seems.
An Old Score
Narrative Short /Israel/2016/20 minutes
Directed by Naor Meningher
Hebrew with English subtitles
In Tel Aviv of the 1950's Tzvi is a police detective responsible for interrogating "kapos" - Jews accused of assisting the Nazis during the Holocaust. Tzvi investigates the case of Yehiel Ingster, suspected of having been an extremely cruel and sadistic kapo. But as Tzvi begins to interrogate him, doubts arise and nothing seems certain anymore.
Dramatic Short/Russia/2016/37 minutes
Directed by Konstantin Fam
Russian with English subtitles
A loyal German Shepherd puppy, Brutus grows up in a happy family and loves his mistress. When the war breaks out, pets are confiscated from their Jewish owners. Brutus, as a watchdog is taken to a concentration camp where the psychological manipulation and training turns a harmless and protective pet into a killer. The events are witnessed through the dog's eyes.
Congregation Beth Shalom of Santa Clarita
Temple Beth Shalom of Santa Clarita (View)
21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|