2019 Films from A-Z

Calendar

Monday, November 4 | Noon

Ask Dr. Ruth” chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. The narrative shifts between Dr. Ruth’s childhood as an orphan of the Holocaust and a playful retelling of her career highlights.(100 minutes) FREE! View Details…

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Wednesday, November 6 | Noon

In 1927 the world was falling in love with the moving picture. This new art remained elite and unattainable—it was a novelty for the masses. Jacques Bolsey, a Russian refugee, envisioned a future where everyone would have access to make movies. Bolsey invented the Bolex—a camera simple and flexible enough that anyone could use it. View Details…

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Friday, November 1 | 7:30 PM

Social Action Short Films Program:

  • Mitzvot
  • Finding Our Voice
  • You’re Invited

Panel following the films with the filmmakers Steve Bilich, Mark Kapner, Wendy Corn, and Andrew Kaplan.
This AJFF event is part of Temple Beth Shalom’s First Friday program.
For additional information see: First Friday, Temple Beth Shalom View Details…

Venue
First Friday, Temple Beth Shalom
The Shorts Film Program is FREE. However, a reservation is required!

Friday, November 8 | 11:30 AM

“Tovah Feldshuh, a Tony Award nominee for Best Actress, gave a stunning performance as Golda Meir in William Gibson’s play “Golda’s Balcony.” Scott Schwartz employed a 4-camera shoot in 2019 to capture the original play into “Golda’s Balcony: The Film.” The play, and now the film, follows the trajectory of the life of Golda Meir from Russian immigrant to American schoolteacher to a leader of international politics as the fourth prime minister of Israel. (86 minutes) View Details…
Preceded by the short film “You’re Invited
Q&A following the film with producer David Fishelson.

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Sunday, November 3 | 4:30 PM

“The Admor of Sanz-Klausenburg was a rabbi who experienced personal devastation, and despite this succeeded in rehabilitating his own life and that of his Chassidic community. Through his heroic story, the film presents the narratives of the Holocaust as told by different members of the ultra-Orthodox community. (54 minutes) View Details…
Preceded by the short film “100 Faces
Q&A following the film with Dr. Baruch and Shira Schmidt.

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Tuesday, November 5 | NOON

Joseph Pulitzer’s New York newspaper “The World” would transform American media and make him wealthy, admired, and feared. This film recounts the life and times of modern journalism’s founding father. Best remembered for the prize bearing his name, Joseph Pulitzer arrived in the U.S. in the mid-1800s. (86 minutes) View Details…

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Saturday, November 2 | 8:15 PM

Bert Trautmann, a German soldier, is captured by the British in 1944. While in a prisoner-of-war camp, his soccer skills attract the attention of the local football (soccer) club’s manager. The nearby Manchester City Football Club (a premier British soccer team) notices Trautmann’s goal-keeping skills and, as the war ends, gets him to sign up; that outrages thousands of Manchester City fans, many of them Jewish. (120 minutes) View Details…
Party 7:00-8:00 PM / Doors open 8:00 PM / Film starts 8:15 PM

Venue
The Long Center for the Performing Arts – Rollins Theater

Note: Ticketing for this event is handled by the Long Center.

Monday, November 4 | 7:30 PM

No one could have predicted that Žanis Lipke would become a hero. In 1942 Latvia was occupied by German troops, and the repression of Jews began in Riga, the capital. In the courtyard of his house, Lipke dug a bunker to hide Jews from the ghetto. Literally under the noses of German soldiers, he took more than fifty people to safety. (90 minutes) View Details…
Preceded by the short films “A Night At The Garden & Vishneva Belarus Soviet Union, Poland

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Sunday, November 3 | 11:00 AM

“On the Map” recounts how an underdog Israeli basketball team, Maccabi Tel Aviv, prevailed over a series of European basketball powers to win the 1977 European Championship. Told through the eyes of six American basketball players who joined Maccabi, the film features interviews with basketball icon Bill Walton and former NBA Commissioner David Stern. (85 minutes) View Details…
Q&A following the film with filmmaker Dani Menkin.

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Tuesday, November 5 | 7:30 PM

Anat Abadi, a bright young woman, long part of Tel Aviv’s wild club scene, has found God. Renouncing promiscuity for a life of solemn devotion, she moves to Jerusalem and gets engaged to a charismatic musician who’s also recently found religion. Complications arise when Abadi’s family tries to lure their willful daughter away from Orthodox Judaism and schemes to foil her upcoming nuptials. (118 minutes) View Details…
Preceded by the short film “The Outer Circle

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Sunday, November 3 | 7:30 PM

Amos Nachoum swam with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and great white sharks. But one major predator has always eluded the legendary underwater still photographer. Amos always dreamed of swimming with a polar bear and capturing it on film—face-to-face, underwater. (72 minutes) View Details…
Preceded by the short films “Finding Our Voice & Mitzvah
Q&A following the film with filmmaker Dani Menkin.

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Thursday, November 7 | NOON

“BEST OF THE FEST 2018”
Rueben abandoned Gadi, his special-needs son, when he was a young boy. Now a young adult, Gadi wants to donate a kidney to help save his father’s life, but a transplant committee objects, claiming that Rueben, as his guardian, doesn’t have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. (98 minutes) View Details…

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Thursday, November 7 | 7:30 PM

A hapless Palestinian intern on a well-liked Arab soap opera, popular in both the Territories and Israel, Salam must navigate through an Israeli checkpoint every day to get to the Ramallah studio. In order to gain favor with the commander of the checkpoint, Salam allows him to suggest changes to the show’s plot that would see a sultry Arab spy fall in love with an IDF general. (100 minutes) View Details…
Preceded by the short film “Double Date
Q&A following the film with co-screenwriter Dan Kleinman.

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Wednesday, November 6 | 7:30 PM

When Yakov Cohen’s daughter is expelled from school for ethnic reasons, he decides to fight back. It’s 1983, and Yakov, a printer in Jerusalem, is just a regular guy. He has no knowledge of politics, no money, no connections, and no political experience. But he does have the will and the passion to take action, and a belief that he and other Sephardic Jews should be able to hold their heads up high. (99 minutes) View Details…
Preceded by the short film “A Thousand Kisses

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills

Sunday, November 3 | 2:00 PM

Eva, a Jewish girl, was orphaned during World War II and raised by a Ukrainian peasant in the early 1950s. A mysterious woman appears at their house and presents herself as Eva’s real mother; she wants to take the girl to Israel. A series of strange events makes her wonder whether the woman is really her mother—and if not, then who is she? (82 minutes) View Details…
Preceded by the short film “Egg Cream

Venue
Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills