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TIFF 2018 Offers Array of Fascinating Films

Filmmakers and actors will participate in talkbacks this year at the 13th annual Teaneck International Film Festival, November 1-4, at Teaneck Cinemas, Puffin Cultural Forum, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Black Box Performing Arts Center and Temple Emeth. Descriptions of all the films and information about guests, tickets and venues may be found at www.teaneckfilmfestival.org.�

TIFF is proud to present “Nana,” a documentary about an Auschwitz survivor whose life-long fight against intolerance is being passed on to new generations. Serena Dykman, who made the film about her grandmother, will participate in the talkback after the screening, Sunday, November 4, 3:40 p.m. at Teaneck Cinemas.

“My Annie Hall,” a 30-minute remake of the Woody Allen Classic, directed by two young people who found their cast at a New York City senior center, is being sponsored by Age-Friendly Teaneck and Jacqueline and Michael Kates. The filmmakers, Matt Starr and Ellie Sachs, will attend the screening with New York Times reporter John Leland, who wrote a series about senior citizens as well as the story of this narrative/comedy. The film’s stars, Harry Miller and Shula Chernick, will also participate. The talkback will follow the screening and the short film, “Wendy’s Shabbat,” which is being sponsored by Wendy Wineburgh Dessanti, Weichert Realtors. Josh Ull, a schoolteacher in New York City who took members of a teen tour to visit with the Sun City seniors who celebrate the Sabbath at a local Wendy’s fast food restaurant, will also be on the panel, which will be moderated by Sandee Barwarsky, Teaneck resident and culture editor of The New York Jewish Week. The two films will be shown at Temple Emeth, Sunday, November 4, at 12:30 p.m.

The Jewish Link of New Jersey will present “93Queen,” the story of chasidic women who are shattering the glass ceiling in their Brooklyn neighborhood by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. Paula Eiselt, director, and Heidi Reinberg, producer, will share the stage with Moshe Kindelehrer, publisher of The Jewish Link. The film and talkback will be held at Teaneck Cinemas, Sunday, November 4, at 1:20 p.m.

Mark your calendar – buy tickets in advance (make some difficult choices!) – come to the movies.

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