18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre

Monday October 3, 2011
7:30PM - 10:30PM

18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre

Category :: Community

To honour the time of reflection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, TJFF is pleased to present the first documentary to tell the rich story of Judaism's best known prayer. 18 storytellers share their tales about the prayer with the help of unique visuals and a unique musical setting for the haunting melody. The 18 storytellers include a Hassidic rabbi, an African-American author, a legal scholar and local participant, Judy Cohen. In addition, a film critic shows how the prayer burst onto the general pop scene with the first talking film, "The Jazz Singer" in 1927, and a composer demonstrates how the chant has reached beyond Jewish circles, adapted by non-Jewish musicians from Beethoven to Johnny Mathis to the Electric Prunes. In short, we learn the secrets of a sacred chant from those who have been touched by it.

Director Allen Oren and Rabbie Elyse Goldstein

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: $15 (no service charge) at 416-324-9121 or email tjff@tjff.ca

(cash only at door, subject to avaiability)

Doors Open at 7pm

For More Information:
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Cineplex Odeon Varsity - Manulife Centre
55 Bloor Street West
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