Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775
Cost:
$15 General Admission
Location:
Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Comment0

PJFF Docs & Dialogue: How To Re-Establish A Vodka Empire

January 7, 2013 7:30 PM

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE - HOW TO RE-ESTABLISH A VODKA EMPIRE

Director: Dan Edelstyn

United Kingdom, 2012, 75 minutes
 

London filmmaker Dan Edelstyn takes us on a whimsical journey through his Jewish family’s Ukrainian past and his efforts to be part of the Ukrainian future. While attempting to connect with his Jewish roots, Edelstyn retraces the extraordinary history of his charismatic grandmother, only to discover the struggling vodka distillery to which he is heir. In a burst of foolish optimism, he resolves to revive the distillery and revitalize the fortunes of his family’s Ukrainian town. With adventurous style and artistic flair, Vodka Empire interweaves present day documentary, rare archival footage, animation, and performance art to bring this alcohol-soaked story to life. Lauded by Empire Magazine as “a tender, extraordinary underdog tale filled with humor, fear, and above all, spirit,” this charming docudrama has been winning over film festival audiences on several continents.
 

Preceded by Woody before Allen
Director: Masha Vasyukova
Russia, USA, 2012, 13 minutes

FilmConnects: Post-Screening Vodka Tasting with Directors Dan Edelstyn and Hilary Powell
Guest speakers: Directors Dan Edelstyn and Hilary Powell

More Events from

Fri. Jan 30
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
January 30, 2015| 10:30-11:30am What’s God Got To Do with It? Religion and Spirituality in the iGeneration
Fri. Jan 30
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
A monthly service for our very young congregants. We call it Simchat Shabbat, the joy of Shabbat and there is a lot of joy in our service. We sing, we dance, we pray!
Fri. Jan 30
7:30 PM
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am welcomes Shabbat with a musical Shabbat service Honoring Musical Director Mark Daughety's 30 years of service to Old York Road Temple - Beth Am
Sat. Jan 31
Trivia Night!
7:00 PM
Rabbi Joshua Kalev plays the role of Alex Trebek over a smorgasboard of chips, dips, dessert, and other fun snacks.  This event is BYOB!
Sun. Feb 1
9:30 AM
Nosh on bagels and enjoy a discussion with the Brotherhood of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am at a 9:30 a.m. adult study session.  No prior experience necessary
Page

Browse the Calendar

Filter by Date
E.g., 2015-01-30
E.g., 2015-01-30
Advertisement

The Calendar

Sat. Jan 31
Trivia Night!
Tiferet Bet Israel
7:00 PM
Sun. Feb 1
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
9:30 AM
Sun. Feb 1
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM

Subscribe To our E-Newsletter

Advertisement