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Tuesday, February 24th Pre-Festival Screening

Mint Museum of Art
  2730 Randolph Rd

7:00 p.m.

Film: KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING

Knowledge is the Beginning

Sponsored by the Mint Museum of Art

Call 704-337-2098 to reserve a seat. Admission is FREE but reservations are needed due to limited seating.

The Museum will be open and free to all filmgoers prior to the screening.


Music has the power to transcend cultural barriers, defeat prejudice and overcome religious and political differences. This inspiring documentary tells the story of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra where young Arabs and Jews perform side-by-side. An unforgettable depiction of the arts bringing people together.

Filmmaker: Paul Smaczny. (English). Run time 90 minutes.

Saturday, February 28th Opening Night

Ballantyne Village Theatre
14815 John J. Delaney Dr

7:30 PM

Film: STRANGERS


Villa Antonio
Ballantyne Village


9:00 PM


Young Adult After-Party

Strangers

Rated R - No one under 18 will be admitted due to adult content.

Tickets $12. Click here to purchase tickets

Everyone Welcome!

SOLD OUT!

An Israeli man and a Palestinian woman meet by happenstance on their way to the World Cup Finals in Berlin. There is an instant chemistry that cannot be denied, but can their love overcome the bounds of nationality and culture, as well as the Lebanon War which rages on, back in their homeland? Fantastic improvisational acting and a flawless script power this modern-day Romeo and Juliet tale which mixes stone-hard political realism with just enough hope to believe that love can triumph. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Click here to view movie trailer

Filmmakers: Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor. (English, Hebrew, Arabic and French with English subtitles). Run time 85 minutes.

Movies and Martinis
Young Adult After-Party

Please join us for the Young Adults After-Party!
(ages 21 – 45)

Light appetizers and drink specials – sangria & pineapple martinis! Starts at 9 PM, following the screening of ‘Strangers’ Location: Villa Antonio (Ballantyne Village – across from theatre)

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation, Hadassah Young Women’s Group, the Levine Jewish Community Center, Temple Beth El and Temple Israel

$12 for party only. $20 for film and party.
Click here to purchase tickets


(For party tickets, follow links to purchase tickets for film)



Sunday, March 15th Matinee Program

Temple Beth El
5101 Providence Rd

4:00 PM

Film: TIJUANA JEWS

Movie Picture
Tijuana Jews

Sponsored by the Latin American Coalition

Ticket $8.Click here to purchase tickets

Panel discussion to follow screening.

Rescheduled for Sunday, March 15 at 4 PM
Temple Beth El

All tickets and 'Will Call' will be honored

This authentic and living testimony illuminates the pioneers - Ashkenazic and Sephardic - who established this border town Jewish community in the early 20th century, and how they blended Jewish and Mexican cultures in the process.

Filmmaker: Isaac Artenstein. (English, Spanish). Run time 52 minutes.

Wednesday, March 4th Evening Program

Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Rd

7:00PM

Film: PRAYING WITH LIOR

Movie Picture
Praying with Lior

Sponsored by Temple Israel

Ticket $10.Click here to purchase tickets

Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 4 at 7 PM

All Tickets and Will Call will be honored

Winner of numerous festival audience awards for Best Documentary, this engrossing film explores, what is a “disability” and who really talks to G-d. Twelve-year-old Lior has Down Syndrome yet prays with such fervor that he is labeled a “spiritual genius” by his loving family and community. A stirring and humorous film that gives an intimate portrait of an extraordinary young man as he prepares for his Bar Mitzvah.

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Filmmaker: Ilana Trachtman. (English). Run time 87 minutes.


Tuesday, March 24th Evening Program

Main Branch, Public Library of CMC
310 N. Tryon St

6:30 PM

Film: KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING


Movie Picture
Knowledge is the Beginning

Sponsored by Mecklenburg Ministries

Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 PM

Main Branch, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Please call 704-944-6730 to reserve your seat or to reconfirm your reservation

Music has the power to transcend cultural barriers, defeat prejudice and overcome religious and political differences. This inspiring documentary tells the story of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra where young Arabs and Jews perform side-by-side. An unforgettable depiction of the arts bringing people together.

Filmmaker: Paul Smaczny. (English). Run time 90 minutes.

Tuesday, March 3rd Evening Program

Temple Beth El
5101 Providence Rd

7:30 PM

Film: OPERATION MURAL: Casablanca 1961


Movie Picture
Operation Mural: Casablanca 1961

Sponsored by Temple Beth El

Ticket $10.Click here to purchase tickets

An incredible but true story of the smuggling of 530 Jewish Moroccan children to Israel under the guise of a holiday trip to Switzerland. This clandestine Mossad operation was carried out by British national and Swiss resident David Littman – who unknowingly served as a Mossad agent. Another stirring and little-known chapter in Israel’s heroic history of bringing its people home.

Filmmaker: Yehuda Kaveh. (English, Hebrew and French with English subtitles). Run time 55 minutes.

Wednesday, March 4th Evening Program - Lake Norman

Charles Mack Citizen Center
215 N Main St Mooresville NC

7:00 PM

Film: BEAU JEST


Movie Picture
BEAU JEST

Sponsored by:
Beth Shalom of Lake Norman
Lake Norman Chapter of Hadassah
Lake Norman Jewish Congregation


Ticket $12.Click here to purchase tickets

A delightful romantic comedy that tells the familiar tale of a Jewish girl whose mother (Lainie Kazan) is constantly nagging her to date a nice Jewish boy. Sara invents the perfect “Dr. David Steinberg” and hires an actor named Bob to take on the role of her imaginary Jewish suitor. Hilarious antics ensue in this tale of love that starts with a little white lie.

Filmmaker: James Sherman. (English). Run time 98 minutes.


Thursday, March 5th A Night of KOSHER COMEDY Uptown

McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
345 North College St

7:00 p.m. 

Film: CIRCUMCISE ME
Short Films:
WEST BANK STORY
1-800-KOSHER
A TRIP TO PRAGUE
SPEAKING OF YIDDISH




Movie Picture
Circumcise Me

Sponsored by The Light Factory

Ticket $10.Click here to purchase tickets

Circumcise Me Follow Yisrael Campbell, Israeli comedian and son of an ex-nun, on his wild journey of converting to Judaism (3 times) and self-discovery. His story and stand-up routine are sure to provide huge laughs (English). Run time 48 minutes (feature film only).

Click here to view movie trailer

Followed by these shorts:
West Bank Story
(Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film)
1-800-KOSHER
A Trip to Prague
Speaking of Yiddish


Saturday, March 7th 5th Anniversary Celebration

Providence Day School
McMahon Theatre
5800 Sardis Rd

7:45 p.m.

Film: THE LITTLE TRAITOR

Movie Picture
The Little Traitor

Sponsored by the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah

5th Anniversary Celebration Dessert Reception following film

Ticket $18 – Includes Film and Reception
Click here to purchase tickets

This fantastic adaptation of the Amos Oz novel Panther in the Basement provides a beautifully dramatized child’s-eye view of the British occupation period just prior to Israel’s creation. Though Proffy plots acts of sabotage with his friend against the British, he develops a surprising friendship with the humane British Sergeant Dunlop (portrayed with great warmth and insight by Alfred Molina). A beautiful and wonderfully shot film that parallels the creation of the state of Israel with one boy’s formative years. Chosen as the opening night film for the Israeli Film Festival to celebrate Israel’s 60th Anniversary.

Click here to view movie trailer

Filmmaker: Lynn Roth. (English and Hebrew with English subtitles). Run time 88 minutes.


Sunday, March 8th Closing Night

Ballantyne Village Theatre
14815 John J. Delaney Dr

7:00 p.m.

Film: BEAU JEST


Movie Picture
BEAU JEST

Sponsored by the Levine Jewish Community Center

South Charlotte screening of this delightful film!

Producer Daniel Newton will attend this showing

Ticket $12.  Click here to purchase tickets

 

A delightful romantic comedy that tells the familiar tale of a Jewish girl whose mother (Lainie Kazan) is constantly nagging her to date a nice Jewish boy. Sara invents the perfect “Dr. David Steinberg” and hires an actor named Bob to take on the role of her imaginary Jewish suitor. Hilarious antics ensue in this tale of love that starts with a little white lie.

Filmmaker: James Sherman. (English). Run time 98 minutes.

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