Life in Stills
A film by Tamar Tal
Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 7 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street W.
Film: General $12 | Koffler & Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Members $10
Film + post-screening soirée at the Victory Café, 581 Markham St. (incl. drink ticket and food): $18
Winner of the DocAviv Film Festival (Tel Aviv), and among the Top Ten Audience Favourites on Hot Docs 2012, Life in Stills unravels the story of Miriam Weissenstein and her grandson Ben. At the age of 96, Miriam never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life. But when "The Photo House" – her late husband Rudi’s life’s work – was destined for demolition, even this opinionated and uncompromising woman knew she needed help.
Under the cloud of a family tragedy, a special relationship is forged between Miriam and her grandson, Ben, as they join forces to save the shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments in establishing itself as a new country. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam embark on a heart-wrenching journey, comprising many humorous and touching moments – a journey that requires love, courage, and compassion. The screening will be followed by a Q&A.
Join us for a post-screening soiree with special guest at the Victory Café where a selection of photos of Rudi Weissenstein will be on display.
Presented together with SizeDoesntMatter and Sternthal Books.