The Automat - The history of the now-defunct Horn and Hardart chain of coin-operated Automat restaurants is detailed through historical material and interviews—often hysterically funny—with New Yorkers and Philadelphians who recall the golden age of automated dining. Interviewees include Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and more.
Running time – 79 minutes, English
The Gefilte Film - Each year the Hermelin family of Detroit comes together to celebrate Passover by eating gefilte fish. The signature dish becomes a lightning rod in which the Hermelins project their feelings about family, identity, tradition, struggle, loss-and as always, love.
Running time – 11 minutes, English
Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen - Fifty years after the life-affirming tale of Tevye the milkman leaped from stage to screen, the beloved movie’s complete “making-of” odyssey is now told. Reimagining the Broadway hit into widescreen epic is visionary director Norman Jewison for whom the project proves deeply personal and transformative. Rare on-location footage and newly found stills put viewers in the director’s chair, while the filmmakers, key collaborators, and cast – including lead actor Topol, composer John Williams, and productions designer Robert F. Boyle – offer surprising production anecdotes. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, this engrossing insider account captures the triumphs and trials of the creative process, and Fiddler’s unparalleled impact as a cultural force.
Neva Small is an American theatrical, film, and television actress and singer. She made her singing debut at the age of 10 with New York City Opera as Beverly Sills’ daughter. She made her Broadway debut the following year in Jule Styne’s musical Something More playing Barbara Cook’s daughter. She is best known for her portrayal of Chava, Tevye’s third daughter, in the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof. Her signature role remains a classic. Neva has distinguished herself as a singer and actress in theaters and concert halls across America, on film, and on television.
Running time - 88 minutes, English
Greener Pastures - Dov (75) a widower, lives in a nursing home where he feels like he's in jail. He dreams of buying back his old house and returning live there, but he has no money since losing his pension, and he blames the State. When he realizes that everyone in the nursing home consumes state-sponsored medical cannabis, he finds his way out. Not by smoking, but by selling cannabis, which he gets from the other tenants. When love, police, and the local mafia enter the picture, Dov finds himself at a crossroads where he must decide whether he would be willing to risk everything for what really matters to him.
Running time - 90 minutes, Hebrew