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2017 Boulder Jewish Film Festival

Date: March 9 - 19, 2017 Contact: Kathryn Bernheimer Phone: 720-749-2530Email: kathryn@boulderjcc.org

PURCHASE ALL TICKETS HERE*
DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE SCHEDULE HERE

*All films March 10 - 19 screening at the Dairy Arts Center 

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New this year at the Dairy Arts Center, The Polk Cafe!
Food and drink are now available before and after all Gordon Gamm Theater film screenings.
The concession stand is also open during all screenings in the Boedecker Theater.


 

OPENING NIGHT at the JCC
"HOOPS and HOTDOGS" WITH TAL BRODY
TRIBUTE TO DANI MENKIN

 "ON THE MAP"

Israel’s 1977 astonishing upset victory over the Soviets in basketball proved that the tiny nation was capable of anything.
Two-time Israeli Academy Award winner Dani Menkin appears in person for a tribute program. Basketball star Tal Brody,
whose famous post-game remarks became a mantra of national pride, will also attend the screening.

This compelling sport tale seems bound for a Hollywood dramatization.” – The Hollywood Reporter

FILMMAKERS IN PERSON

Thursday, March 9 | 7pm Boulder JCC    
$36 in advance only                                                                                                                                  Watch the Trailer    

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Director Dani Menkin in Person     

"39 POUNDS OF LOVE"

Dani Menkin’s inspiring first documentary introduces us to an extraordinary man and his remarkable friends,
who set upon a life-changing road journey.

DIRECTOR IN PERSON

Friday, March 10 | 2pm | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                             Watch the Trailer

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"IS THAT YOU?"

An amiable odd-couple road movie with soul, Dani Menkin’s debut feature is set in America, where an
Israeli seeks his lost chance at love.

DIRECTOR IN PERSON

Friday, March 10 | 4pm | The Boedecker Theater
 $12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                         Watch the Trailer

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Honoring the Boulder Medical Community
and Dr. Bill Shiovitz


"A HEARTBEAT AWAY"

An Israeli pediatric cardiologist travels to Tanzania to perform life-saving operations in this riveting documentary about science, faith and tikkun olam.

CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION FOLLOWING SCREENING

Saturday, March 11 | 7:30pm | The Boedecker Theater
$18 in advance only | No tickets at the door                                                                         Watch the Trailer

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 "THE LAST LAUGH"

Is humor incompatible with the Holocaust? The answers are as diverse as the people
interviewed – including some seriously funny comics.

Sunday, March 12 | 1pm | The Boedecker Theater
Friday, March 17 | 4pm | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                           Watch the Trailer

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"JERRY LEWIS: THE MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN"

The iconic comic will still do anything for a laugh. He can’t help it.

Sunday, March 12 | 4pm | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                           Watch the Trailer

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"FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK" 

The late, lamented Leonard Nimoy recalls a long and prosperous life before the camera. Not just for Trekkies!

Sunday, March 12 | 6:30pm | The Gordon Gamm Theater
 $12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                          Watch the Trailer

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"KEEP QUIET"

An anti-Semitic far-right politician in Hungary begins an astonishing transformation after discovering he’s Jewish.

Monday, March 13 | 3:30pm | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                             Watch the Trailer 

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"REMEMBER"

In this stunning psychological thriller starring the equally brilliant Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau,
two elderly Holocaust survivors – one with Alzheimers – are bent on revenge.

Monday, March 13 | 7pm | The Boedecker Theater
Tuesday, March 14 | 1pm | The Boedecker Theater    
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                                Watch the Trailer

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"WEDDING DOLL"

A mentally challenged young woman dreams of her wedding day in this delightful but probing drama that looks
past labels with a rare lack of sentimentality.

TALKBACK WITH OSNAT FOX

Tuesday, March 14 | 4pm | The Gordon Gamm Theater
 $12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                               Watch the Trailer

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"HUMMUS: THE MOVIE"

The staff of life in the Middle East is more than mere nourishment, it’s a fine art and an expression of unity in a troubled region.

HUMMUS RECEPTION FOLLOWING SCREENING
TALKBACK WITH OSNAT FOX

Tuesday, March 14 | 7pm | The Gordon Gamm Theater
$15 in advance | $18 at the door                                                                                             Watch the Trailer            

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“A GRAIN OF TRUTH” 

A maverick prosecutor investigates a string of ritual killings rooted in Poland’s anti- Semitic past in this taut detective thriller.

Wednesday, March 15 | 3pm | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                         Watch the Trailer           
  
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"FEVER AT DAWN"

True love is an act of determination in post- Holocaust Sweden in this bittersweet drama based on the writer/director’s own parents’ story.

Wednesday, March 15 | 6:30pm | The Boedecker Theater
Thursday, March 16 | 1pm | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                       Watch the Trailer          

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 SKYPE In with Sonia Warshawski

"BIG SONIA" 
 

A tiny Holocaust survivor proves courage has no size and compassion knows no age in this stirring tribute to the indomitable human spirit.

Thursday, March 16 | 4:30pm | The Gordon Gamm Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door
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  TEEN FILM
Talkback with Israeli Olympic Runner Maor Tiyouri

"FREEDOM RUNNERS"
 
An Israeli high school teacher establishes a running team for young African refugees that helps them take the first step toward a better future.

TALKBACK WITH ISRAELI OLYMPIC RUNNER MAOR TIYOURI

Thursday, March 16 | 5pm | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door 

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 CENTERPIECE

Dedicated to David Levin and Ignite Adaptive Sports

"MY HERO BROTHER"

Young adults with Downs Syndrome trek the Himalayas with their siblings on a challenging journey of discovery.

SKYPE IN WITH DIRECTOR YONATAN NIR

Thursday, March 16 | 7pm | The Gordon Gamm Theater
$15 in advance | $18 at the door                                                                                            Watch the Trailer                

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BEST JEWISH SHORTS

 "BILLSVILLE"

An elderly Jewish artist who lives on the margins and on his own terms, seeks to illuminate the world and his synagogue. (19 minutes)


"JOE'S VIOLIN"

An elderly Holocaust survivor donates his violin to a disadvantaged young student, impacting both of their lives. (20 minutes) -  Nominated for and Oscar


“THE MAN WHO SHOT HOLLYWOOD”

 Jack Pashkovsky was a photographer who practiced his art anonymously, and by the time he was finished, had compiled the best collection of celebrity photographs never seen.
(12 minutes)



"THE LAST BLINTZ”

 The closing of the The Cafe Edison (aka The Polish Tea Room), the Broadway diner immortalized in Neil Simon's 45 Seconds from Broadway, is not just a story about another famous show business haunt shutting its doors, it is the fading away of a piece of an American past. History/Show Business/Food (40 minutes)

 

Saturday, March 15 | 12:30pm | The Boedecker Theater
Saturday, March 18 | 7:30pm | The Boedecker Theater   

$12 in advance | $15 at the door          

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 SPANISH SUNDAY

"THE TENTH MAN"

This Argentinian family drama focuses on a son’s struggle to understand and forgive his father’s seeming neglect.

IN MEMORY OF ALAN SOLOWAY

TALKBACK WITH RABBI MARC SOLOWAY

Sunday, March 19 | noon | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                                  Watch the Trailer           

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 "DIRTY WOLVES"

Two sisters in rural Spain take different paths to resist the Nazis in this gripping dramatic thriller, inspired by real events, featuring strong performances and beautiful cinematography.

Sunday, March 19 | 2:15pm | The Boedecker Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                                Watch the Trailer            

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 "FORGOTTEN JEWELS: A HAVEN IN HAVANA"

Local filmmakers Judy Kreith and Robin Truesdale trace the remarkable story of Jews fleeing the Holocaust who found
shelter and set up a diamond polishing business in Cuba.

FILMMAKERS IN PERSON

Sunday, March 19 | 5pm | The Gordon Gamm Theater
$12 in advance | $15 at the door                                                                                                Watch the Trailer   

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 CLOSING NIGHT

"WILD TALES"

This Academy Award-nominated anthology from Argentinian Jewish director Damián Szifron is the blackest of comedies,
a wild ride through the extremities of human behavior.

Sangria and empanadas reception following the screening

Sunday, March 19 | 6:30pm | The Gordon Gamm Theater
$15 in advance | $18 at the door                                                                                         Watch the Trailer                     

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