Toronto Jewish Film Festival honours Ronit Elkabetz, Israeli film icon, with special screening

Toronto Jewish Film Festival
May 5 to 15, 2016 
To celebrate the life of acclaimed Israeli actor and director
Ronit Elkabetz
With a special screening of
Thursday May 12, 1:00 PM
Innis Town Hall 
FREE screening | TJFF.COM
Saddened by the sudden loss of Israeli film icon Ronit Elkabetz, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival is proud to celebrate the life of the award-wining actor and director with a special screening of A Stranger in Paris on Thursday May 12, 1:00 PM, Innis Town Hall.
An intimate documentary on the world-renowned Jewish artist, A Stranger in Paris –directed by Nir Bergman (Broken Wings, Yona) – follows Elkabetz through Israel and Paris, as she reflects on her life and career.
Earning her three Ophir awards, Ronit Elkabetz’s work has been praised by critics around the world, especially in Israel and France where she was most prolific. She is best known for her performances in Late Marriage (2001), The Band’s Visit (2007), and Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014), which she co-directed with her brother, Shlomi, and was part of the Directors’ Fortnight programme at the Cannes film festival.
The pair also directed To Take A Wife (2004), which won the Audience and Isvema Awards at the 61st Venice Film Festival, and 7 Days (2008), which also screened at the Cannes Film Festival, part of Critics Week.
A Stranger in Paris has been made available for this screening courtesy of Ruth Diskin Films.
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 Jewish experience internationally.  The TJFF provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity, 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.
Box office info:
Festival dates – May 5 to 15, 2016
Full Festival Film Schedule available –online at
TJFF Ticket Pricing:
$14.00 – Single Tickets
$9.00 – Matinee Screenings
$10 – Seniors/ Students
$20.00 – Opening Night
$18.00 – Special Event
Main Number to Call is Festival Box Office: 416-324-9121
Advance Box Office:
In Person: 
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Box Office (basement level)* – April 24 – May 15
19 Madison Ave.
12pm – 6pm  Daily
*no wheelchair access – please call 416-324-9121 for assistance by phone
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk Advance Box Office – April 29 – May 5
5095 Yonge St.  (North York Centre subway stn)
2pm – 6pm  Daily
Festival Box Offices:  
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Box Office (basement level)*
19 Madison Ave.
12pm – 6pm  Daily
*no wheelchair access – please call 416-324-9121 for assistance by phone
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk* – 5095 Yonge St. (North York Centre subway stn)
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema* – 506 Bloor St  W. (Bathurst subway stn)
Alliance Française* – 24 Spadina Rd  (Spadina subway stn)
Innis Town Hall * – 2 Sussex Ave. (St. George subway stn)
The ROM Eaton Theatre* – 100 Queen’s Park Circle (Museum subway stn)
*Opens 1 hour before 1st venue screening of the day and closes 30 minutes after last venue screening of the day.