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Film

 

Tuesday, February 26th

Mint Museum of Art

7:00 p.m.

Pre-Festival Screening
Film: RAPE OF EUROPA


Rape of Europa

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Make a night of it! Watch a great film and stroll through the galleries. General Admission to the Mint Museum of Art is FREE on Tuesday evenings (after 5:00 p.m.).

Directors: Bonnie Cohen, Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham
Language: English

Sponsored by The Mint Museum of Art

Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte

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This powerful documentary chronicles the systematic looting and destruction of Europe’s artistic treasures under the Nazis, as well as their miraculous survival through the heroic efforts of art historians and curators across America and Europe. Joan Allen narrates this breathtaking film that is captivating audiences throughout the world.

FREE. No tickets needed. Seating is limited.


Saturday, March 1st

Ballantyne Village Theatre

Reception:
7:30pm

Film: 8:15pm

Opening Night and Dessert Reception
Short Film: BERALE, BERALE
Film: WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE
(Eize Makom Nifla)
SOLD OUT

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Berale, Berale

Saturday, March 1st , 2008

Short comedy (2005)

When a secular rapper lives next to ultra-orthodox family, you get a modern Jerusalem version of a classic neighbor’s quarrel. The results will make you smile!

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What a Wonderful Place

Saturday, March 1st , 2008

Writer and Director Eyal Halfon will be in attendance and speak about the film

Language: Hebrew and Russian with subtitles

Sponsored by the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah

Ballantyne Village Theatre

Charlotte

The internationally acclaimed winner of four Israeli Academy Awards depicts the difficulties faced by foreign workers smuggled into Israel living on the fringes of society. A mosaic of subplots woven skillfully together, What a Wonderful Place raises profound questions about the complexities of immigration and the universal need for human dignity. At the core of this powerful and provocative film is Franco, a conflicted ex-cop reduced to human trafficking of Soviet women, who is touched by a deepening relationship with Jana, a Ukranian woman trying to earn money for her daughter back home. “Hard-hitting but leavened with poignant humor, distinctly Israeli while tackling international hot-button issues…” states Variety.com. Rated R. Adult content, 18 and over.

This Movie is SOLD OUT


Sunday, March 2nd

Levine JCC, Sam Lerner Cultural Arts Center

2:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Sunday Matinee
Short Film: UNDER THE ROLLER COASTER

Film: TOOTS

Sunday Evening
Film: SOUVENIRS


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Under the Roller Coaster

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Filmmaker: Lila Place
Documentary, short (2005)
Language: English

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The Thunderbolt Roller Coaster was a Coney Island landmark. But, for Mae Timpano, the Thunderbolt was home. The film looks beyond the enchantment of the famous playground to examine the true-life experience of one woman who had a unique relationship to Coney Island: she lived in a house under the famed Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. Mae’s story is a window onto a lost world and makes us think about the importance of place in a new way

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Toots

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Director: Kristi Jacobson
Language: English


Levine JCC, Sam Lerner Cultural Arts Center

Charlotte

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Toots Shor was many things — friend to the famous, crook to the Feds, father, brother and gambler — but above all, he was owner of America’s greatest saloon. Sinatra and DiMaggio, Ruth and Costello, Eisenhower and Nixon, for 30years they made their way to Toot’s eponymous watering hole on New York’s West 51st Street. Directed by his granddaughter, Toots is a provocative and loving portrait of the man who became unlikely den-mother to the heroes of America’s Golden Age.

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Souvenirs

Sunday, March 2nd , 2008

Documentary (2006)
Filmmakers: Shahar Cohen, Halil Efrat
Language: Hebrew with subtitles


Levine JCC, Sam Lerner Cultural Arts Center

Charlotte

sA charming father-son story of a journey to find the flesh and blood “souvenirs” the father may have left behind with local girls in Amsterdam while serving in the legendary Jewish Brigade during WWII. Winner of Best Documentary 2006, Israeli Academy of Film.

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Tuesday, March 4th

Temple Beth El

 

7:30 p.m. 

Interfaith Evening of Film and Panel Discussion
Film: GOD AND ALLAH NEED TO TALK: A FILM FOR HEALING AND RECONCILIATION


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God and Allah Need to Talk

Tuesday, March 4th , 2008

Filmmaker: Ruth Broyde-Sharon
Language: English

Sponsored by: Temple Beth El and Mecklenburg Ministries

Temple Beth El

Charlotte

This film has been hailed as a must-see interfaith film, an encounter that inspires and unites people of all ages, religions and cultures. It has been screened at college campuses, synagogues, churches and mosques throughout the U.S. as well as worldwide. After the film, Dr. Maria Hanlin of Mecklenburg Ministries will facilitate a panel discussion.

FREE. No tickets needed.


Wednesday, March 5th

Mint Museum of Art

7:00 p.m.


Film: 39 POUNDS OF LOVE

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39 Pounds of Love

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Filmmaker: Dani Menkin
Language: English and Hebrew with subtitles

Sponsored by the Light Factory

Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte

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The inspirational and humorous story of Ami, a man who at birth was given six years to live …but who at 34 journeys to America to pursue his dreams. If anyone can teach us how to carpe diem it’s 39-pound Ami Ankilewitz. Winner of audience favorite, Boston Jewish Film Festival; Best Documentary, Palm Beach Film Festival.

Limited seats available. Buy your tickets today!

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Thursday, March 6th

Levine JCC, Sam Lerner Cultural Arts Center

1:00 p.m.

Matinee
Film: RAPE OF EUROPA

Repeat screening of this exceptional film. Don't miss it!

Ballantyne Village Theatre

7:00 p.m.

Evening
Short Film: MY NOSE
Film: RIKI RIKI
After the film, young adults are invited to a 9:00pm Mix and Mingle over wine and dessert at Salara Dessert Lounge and Bistro in Ballantyne Village. Advance payment is required - separate from film payment - and seating is limited to 70. See www.salaradesserts.com/events to register. Click here for a flyer.

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Rape of Europa

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Make a night of it! Watch a great film and stroll through the galleries. General Admission to the Mint Museum of Art is FREE on Tuesday evenings (after 5:00 p.m.).

Directors: Bonnie Cohen, Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham
Language: English

Sponsored by The Mint Museum of Art

Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte

Click here for a trailer

This powerful documentary chronicles the systematic looting and destruction of Europe’s artistic treasures under the Nazis, as well as their miraculous survival through the heroic efforts of art historians and curators across America and Europe. Joan Allen narrates this breathtaking film that is captivating audiences throughout the world.

Click here to BUY TICKETS

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MY NOSE

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum
Documentary, short (2007)
(English)
13 minutes

Looking one's best has its place. But what do you do when you think you look good and your mother is convinced what you need more than anything else is a nose job? MY NOSE is a funny, personal documentary that explores a mother's preoccupation with her daughter’s nose, the intricacies of the mother/daughter relationship, and what drives people into the plastic surgeon’s office.

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RIKI RIKI

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Filmmaker: Eitan Anner
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Ballantyne Village Theatre

Charlotte

sAn off-beat comedy about a 30 year-old art student whose life is turned upside down when her fiancée reveals he has been cheating on her. Life becomes even more bizarre when a rock band moves into Riki’s apartment and she begins to date her nerdy professor. Could this be happily ever after? Winner of Best Feature Film at the World of Comedy International Film Festival, Toronto. Adult content, 18 and over.

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Saturday, March 8th

Ballantyne Village Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Closing Night
Film: SIXTY SIX



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SIXTY SIX

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Filmmaker: Paul Weiland
Language: English

Sponsored by the Levine Jewish Community Center


Ballantyne Village Theatre

Charlotte

 

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It is the summer of ’66 and all of England is consumed with World Cup Fever…except for 12-year-old Bernie who is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, which inauspiciously falls on the same day as the World Cup final match. Filled with pathos and humor, Sixty Six is a film that resonates with people of all ages.

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