Yidlife Crisis

Yidlife Crisis

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Canadian Premiere

Opening Night Gala


It’s difficult enough for aspiring filmmakers who are also actors and comedians to get attention crafting works in their mother tongue! But Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion chose to up the ante by creating their work in Yiddish, albeit with English subtitles.

And… lest anyone get the impression that their YidLife Crisis project is some sort of homage to such Yiddish literature luminaries like Sholom Alecheim or Isaac Bashevis Singer, be warned… these short films are more steeped in the tradition of Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Woody Allen and Jackie Mason. Which is to say the humour is rooted in much irreverence, but with a Yiddish twist.

Special guests, creators Jamie Elman (Chaimie) & Eli Batalion (Leizer).
Appearance sponsored by The Estates of Frank and Rosie Nelson.

Please join us for our Opening Night Gala and Reception generously sponsored by the Wertman family and hosted at the BMW Store right across the street from the theatre. Enjoy refreshments and good cheer from International Cellars with your fellow movie lovers and enthusiastic festival regulars. By attending this night’s event, you are helping to support the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre in bringing new and exciting films to our community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsored by Regina, Joe, Cristina and Jason Wertman

Legacy, the Leo Wertman ResidenceReception Party at the BMW Store & Wine by International Cellars

the BMW Store, 5th & Burrard

International Cellars, Wine Marketers and Importers

  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
  • Please present your VJFC membership at every screening.

Event Details

Film Info

Year 2014
Country Canada
Director Darren Curtis, Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion
Cast Eli Batalion, Jamie Elman
Runtime 90 min
Language Yiddish & English with English subtitles
Genre ,