Shorts Program 4

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

The Chop

About the Film 

An offbeat comedy about an out-of-work kosher butcher who finagles a job at a halal meat shop. Winner of Audience Awards at the DC and Palm Springs shorts festivals.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

Arrival

About the Film 

Notions of collective historic memory arise during an Israeli mother’s increasingly uneasy encounter with an elderly German woman on a Berlin-bound train. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
10 minutes

Auschwitz

About the Film 

Inside history’s most notorious killing factory. Narrated by Meryl Streep; produced by Steven Spielberg. Best Documentary Short nominee at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
15 minutes

Mordechai

About the Film 

After years apart, identical twin brothers with very different lives are reunited at their father’s funeral, in this funny and touching fable of family and faith. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
14 minutes

The Last Blintz

About the Film 

The emotional closing days of an iconic Times Square eatery and show biz haunt, a last vestige of old New York in an era of hyper-gentrification. 

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
30 minutes