Toronto Jewish Film Festival
April 17 – 25, 2010
TJFF presents the WORLD PREMIERE of
The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground
Directed by Erik Greenberg Anjou
includes a pre-LIVE concert with The Klezmatics
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Bloor Cinema – 506 Bloor St., W.
Director Erik Greenberg and The Klezmatics will be in attendance and available for interviews
(Toronto – April 13, 2010) The Toronto Jewish Film Festival is proud to announce the World Premiere of The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, an honest documentary portrait that reveals the challenges faced by exceptionally creative musicians as they strive to continue making joyous, boundary-breaking music, while balancing the demands of family, career and their own individual personalities.
Made by the filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou (A Cantor’s Tale, TJFF 2006, who will be in attendance at the screening, along with The Klezmatics, who offer a LIVE 30-minute concert prior to the screening, at the Bloor Cinema.
For over 20 years the Klezmatics have been at the vanguard of the international klezmer revival movement. The Grammy Award-winning group¹s innovative, downtown N.Y. sensibilities have redefined the boundaries of contemporary Jewish music, through nine albums and collaborations with such diverse artists as Chava Alberstein, Arlo Guthrie, Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Nelson. Following the group through tours in the U.S., Germany and Poland, the film most certainly highlights their unique brand of wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable music.
Co-sponsored by The Ashkenaz Foundation
The Toronto Jewish Film Festival gratefully acknowledges its major sponsors: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Sun TV, Cineplex Entertainment LP, C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd., MIJO Corporation, Toronto Star, The Sutton Place Hotel, UJA Federation and Shirley Granovsky, Marsha Bronfman and Zukerman Family Foundation.
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