TJFF presents HEY HEY IT’S ESTHER BLUEBURGER

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CHAI TEA + A MOVIE
Sunday January 31, 2010


Silver City Richmond Hill- 8771 Yonge Street
Tea – 4:00pm | Film – 5:00pm
For Advance tickets and more information 416-967-1528 / www.tjff.com
$15 Tickets at the door (subject to availability)

Country: Australia, 2008
RT: 107 minutes
Cast: Danielle Catanzariti, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Toni Collette, Essie Davis

Thirteen-year-old Esther Blueburger feels like an alien. The girls at her posh private school think she is a nerd, and even her mother pressures her to try and act “normal.” Esther chooses to break free at her bat mitzvah, where she escapes her own party and befriends Sunni (played by Whale Rider’s Keisha Castle-Hughes), the effortlessly cool girl from the local public school.

Pretending to be a Swedish exchange student, Esther starts going to Sunni’s school and spending time with Sunni’s hip and spontaneous mother, Mary (Toni Collette).

Boasting a fabulous breakthrough performance by Danielle Catanzariti in the title role, Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger is a fun, cheeky comedy about a girl’s desperate struggle to fit in.

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The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity. The Festival is dedicated to using film for its contemporary popular value and accessibility, in order to reflect the diversity of the Jewish experience internationally. The TJFF provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity around the world, to audiences of all cultural backgrounds, and to present films in their original languages with subtitles, in an effort to break down racial, cultural and religious barriers and stereotypes.