Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 2 – 5 PM | FREE
2 – 3 PM: Guided tour through Kensington Market
3:30 – 5 PM: YidLife Does Kensington premiere at Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave.
***This event is free but requires registration. There are two available ticket types ***
1. Kensington Walk (2 – 3 PM): join us for the guided tour through Kensington Market led by the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre. SOLD OUT.
2. Video Series Launch at Supermarket (3:30 – 5 PM): join us for the intimate screening of YidLife Does Kensington, hosted by Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman. SOLD OUT.
**As many Koffler events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend you arrive early.**
YidLife Crisis (Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman) are “a highly original Montréal comedy team who’ve built up a solid fan base through their quirky and often hilarious Internet sketches” (National Post) and have produced videos in New York, Montreal, Tel Aviv, London, and Krakow with talents such as Howie Mandel and Mayim Bialik.
YidLife Does Kensington is their first Toronto-based project and combines their trademark wit with a man-on-the-street film style. Through their unique Yiddish-ish lens and youthful humour, they dive deep into the warmth, wonders, absurdities, and people of a neighbourhood that never cease to amaze.
Montrealers at heart, exposed at a young age to the Montreal-Toronto ‘rivalry’, Batalion and Elman came to appreciate Kensington Market through their various Toronto visits. As Elman recounts, “when we realized there was a place in Toronto that combined great food, Yiddish and weed, we knew it was our professional duty to visit and share it with the world.” Batalion, face stuffed with Hungarian-Thai fusion food and Caribbean juice, added, “we sacrifice everything for our art.”