Join us for a special screening of The Pin hosted by The Anne Frank Center USA and Main Street Films. The cast, director and producer will be present for a Q&A before the film. A short reception with the filmmakers and cast will follow the screening.
About The Pin
Two young people find love while in hiding during WWII. The boy, now an old man, works as a Shomer, a religious watchman responsible for guarding the souls of the dead before their burial. One night he comes face-to-face with his long lost love when her dead body is wheeled into the morgue where he works. As he is presented with a final chance at redemption, he recalls the brief but intense circumstances of their love affair.
Told entirely in Yiddish, with English subtitles, this story of love and loss, regret and redemption will be sure to stay in your memory.
About the Actors and Filmmakers:
Canadian theatre veteran David Fox has won accolades for his stage performances across the country and has been nominated nationally for his acting ability. Over the years, David has worked with such filmmakers as Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World) and Sir Richard Attenborough (Grey Owl). On television, Fox played the tile role in Shakespeare's King Lear and for five season's he played teacher Clive Pettibone on Road to Avonlea. Other credits include the series lead in Across the River to Motor City, created by Bob Wetheimer and the feature film Mama, Executive Produced by Guillermo del Toro.
Grisha is a Ukraine born, Toronto based actor who started his career by participating in drama classes and community theatre productions. Having recently attended Ryerson University's Film Program, Grisha directed, acted, and assisted on set in different technical capacities on numerous short films, broadening his knowledge of the business and passion for film.His film and television credits include an appearance on Degrassi: Next Generation, Rookie Blue as well as numerous short films. The Pin is his feature film debut.
Lithuania born Milda Gecaite pursued dance from a very young age where she flourished, winning awards both nationally and internationally. After moving to Toronto as a teenager, Milda was offered her first contract in the North American Premiere of Dirty Dancing. Exposed for the first time to the possibilities of a career as an actor, she began pursuing this new passion. Her most recent projects on screen include Canadain TV show King and in the feature film The Pin.
Naomi Jaye (Writer/Director/Producer)
Award winning filmmaker Naomi Jaye's roots in visual design bring a distinctive charm to her work that often focuses on the comedic side of human frailty. She has just completed her first feature film THE PIN, North America's first Yiddish language film in over seventy years. Naomi has recently optioned Martha Baillie's Giller Prize nominated novel THE INCIDENT REPORT and is in development on musical feature WAXING POETIC. In addition, she is working on a UAE/Canada project THE COMMON FATHER, a film about a woman's journey in search of her past from Madrid through Mumbai to Amman. Naomi is also developing a feature documentary: BOLLYWOOD JEW, an outrageous journey exploring her obsession with Indian Culture and Bollywood films. Naomi is a frequent recipient of grants from The Canada Council for the Arts and The Ontario Arts Council. It should also be noted that Naomi is the recipient of a bowling trophy engraved with 'Best Director' that sits on her mantle.
Daniel Bekerman (Producer)
Daniel Bekerman is a Toronto based producer whose films have been shown in major international film festivals and gained worldwide distribution. He recently produced Bruce McDonald's Baby, How'd We Ever Get This Way, starring Maxwell McCabe-Lokos and August Diehl; Naomi Jaye's The Pin, a WWII set love story and co-produced Nathan Morlando's award winning Edwin Boyd, starring Scott Speedman. His line producing credits include Red Lights with Robert Deniro and The Whistleblower starring Rachel Weiss. His projects in development include Bang Bang Baby, a musical directed by Cannes Residency alumni Jeffrey St. Jules, Beyond Apollo, a sci-fi starring Bill Pullman and Ali Larter and The Witch, a co-production with New York based Parts and Labour.
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