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Thursday, March 4th Opening Night and Dessert Reception

Providence Day School
5800 Sardis Road

7:00 PM

Film: A MATTER OF SIZE ( Sipur Gadol )

A Matter of Size ( Sipur Gadol )

Sponsored by: the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah

Tickets $18. Click here to purchase tickets


A run-away hit in Israel and at Jewish film festivals across the United States, this heartwarming film will keep audiences smiling and wanting more! Part sports drama, part love story, this is the sweet and absurdly funny tale of four overweight guys- with low self-esteem - who decide to abandon their weight-loss group and start a Sumo wrestling club in Israel. While training, they discover the soul of sumo, realizing that love and success will only come from being true to themselves. A smart, funny and honest comedy reminiscent of other feel-good crowd-pleasers such as The Full Monty.Winner of Jury Prize for Best Comedy, Traverse City Film Festival and nominated for 13 Israeli Academy Awards
( winner of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress ).

Click here to view movie trailer

Director: Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor ( Hebrew and, Japanese, English subtitles ).
Run time 92 minutes.


Saturday, March 6th Evening Program

Ballantyne Village Theatre
14815 John J. Delaney Dr

7:30 PM

Film: NOODLE


D’vine Wine Cafe
Ballantyne Village


9:00 PM


Young Adult After-Party

Noodle



Tickets $12. Click here to purchase tickets




At thirty-seven, Miri is a melancholy, twice-widowed El-Al flight attendant. Her routine existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. Miri makes it her mission to reunite mother and son through whatever means necessary. The film is a touching dramedy in which two human beings- as different from each other as Tel Aviv and Beijing - accompany each other on a remarkable journey that takes them both back to meaningful lives. A profound movie that is abundant with charm and genuine feeling. Winner of Audience Awards, Denver and San Diego Jewish Film Festivals; Special Grand Prize of the Jury, Montreal World Film Festival, 2007.

Click here to view movie trailer

Director: Ayelet Menahemi (Hebrew and Chinese, English subtitles) Run time 85 minutes.

Young Adult After-Party

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

Light appetizers and drink specials! Starts at 9 PM, following the screening of ‘Noodle’ Location: D’vine Wine Cafe (Ballantyne Village – 1 level below the theatre)

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation, the Hadassah Young Women’s group, and Temple Beth El

$12 for party only. $22 for film and party, or $15 at the door.
Click here to purchase tickets


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



Sunday, March 7th Sports Day At the J

Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Rd

4:00 PM

Film: THE FIRST BASKET

Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Rd

Two Movies and a Nosh

Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Rd

7:00 PM

Film: HOLY LAND HARDBALL

Movie Picture
The First Basket



Ticket $8. Click here to purchase tickets

You do not have to be a sports fan to be enthralled with what has been called “the greatest Jewish basketball documentary film in the world!" Before there was Michael, Shaquille and Kobe, there was Ossie, Sonny and "Ace". Follow the profound influence that unsung Jewish pioneers had on the evolution of basketball, as it grew from a game played with ash-cans on tenement steps to one of the most popular sports in the world. A rich history of Jewish participation in basketball, starting with its embrace in the thriving immigrant community of the Lower East Side of New York and ending with a look at the continued popularity of the game in Israel. A perception-altering documentary that is both entertaining and informative.

Director: David Vyorst (English). Run time 86 minutes.

Two Movies and a Nosh

After you have enjoyed our screening of THE FIRST BASKET, you can grab a quick bite, then stay for HOLY LAND HARDBALL! Meals will be available for purchase at the JCC. For just $5, you can tantalize your taste buds with pizza, salad, cookie and soda (don’t like pizza? substitute corn chowder soup!).


Movie Picture
Holy Land Hardball



Ticket $10. Click here to purchase tickets



If we build it will they come? Find out what happens when an unlikely group of players and executives attempt to share their love of baseball and set up a professional baseball league in Israel. Will the Israelis embrace a sport they have gone over 5000 years without? HOLY LAND HARDBALL is a lighthearted and entertaining story that transcends sports and speaks to the power of pursuing a pipedream in the face of impossible odds. Winner of the 2008 Audience Award for Best Documentary, Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Click here to view movie trailer

Click hear to read more about Holyland Hardball

Director: Erik Kesten & Brett Rapkin (English and Hebrew, English subtitles). Run time 84 minutes.


Monday, March 8th Evening Program

Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Rd

7:00 PM

Film: ARRANGED


Movie Picture
Arranged

Sponsored by: Temple Israel, in collaboration with Mecklenburg Ministries

FREE

To be followed by an interfaith panel discussion.


Facilitator: Lynne Sheffer

Panelists:
Rochele Vorst
Leah Levin
Rose Hamid
Wakeelah Salahudin
Rabbi Faith Cantor

A beautiful story that illustrates that friendship has no religion. This heartwarming film portrays the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. As their friendship grows, they learn that they share much in common - not least of which is they are both going through the process of arranged marriages. Sweetly funny moments combined with distinct narrative make this an insightful viewing experience. Winner, Audience Awards at the Washington and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festivals, 2007. To be followed by an interfaith panel discussion.

Click here to view movie trailer

Director: Diane Crespo, Stefan Schaefer (English, Hebrew, Arabic). Run time 90 minutes.

Tuesday, March 9th Evening Program

ImaginOn
300 East Seventh Street

7:00 PM

Film: HIS PEOPLE

Movie Picture
His People

Sponsored by: the Public Library of Charlotte - Mecklenburg County

FREE


Featuring live-music accompaniment with pianist Ethan Uslan & clarinetist Gene Kavadlo

Take a trip back to the Golden Age of Silent Films with this unique evening of film and music. A poor Jewish pushcart merchant struggles with his two sons as they stray from their traditional Jewish roots. Morris and Sammy take very different paths as they try to achieve the American Dream. Themes of love, loyalty, tradition and assimilation permeate this silent gem. A nostalgic and thorough depiction of immigrant life on the Lower East Side.

Restored by the National Center for Jewish Film.

Director: Edward Sloman (Silent Film). Run time 91 minutes.

Wednesday, March 10th Evening Program - Lake Norman

Charles Mack Citizen Center
215 N Main St Mooresville NC

7:00 PM

Film: A MATTER OF SIZE


Matter of Size
A Matter of Size ( Sipur Gadol )

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

Tickets $10. Click here to purchase tickets


A run-away hit in Israel and at Jewish film festivals across the United States, this heartwarming film will keep audiences smiling and wanting more! Part sports drama, part love story, this is the sweet and absurdly funny tale of four overweight guys- with low self-esteem - who decide to abandon their weight-loss group and start a Sumo wrestling club in Israel. While training, they discover the soul of sumo, realizing that love and success will only come from being true to themselves. A smart, funny and honest comedy reminiscent of other feel-good crowd-pleasers such as The Full Monty.Winner of Jury Prize for Best Comedy, Traverse City Film Festival and nominated for 13 Israeli Academy Awards (winner of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress).

Director: Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor (Hebrew and Japanese, English subtitles).
Run time 92 minutes.


Thursday, March 11th Evening Program

Duke Theatre - Spirit Square
345 North College St

7:00 PM 

Film: FOR MY FATHER


Movie Picture
For My Father
(Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv)

Sponsored by The Light Factory

Ticket $10
. Click here to purchase tickets

A would-be Palestinian suicide bomber is forced to spend a weekend in Tel Aviv when his explosive vest fails to detonate. While there, he crosses paths with and surprisingly connects with the “enemies” he was sent to kill. Through these unlikely relationships, especially the love that blooms with Keren, a beautiful girl who is estranged from her Orthodox family, he discovers the spark of life returning to fill his soul. As the weekend comes to a close, he is forced to make the decision of his life… A daring and engaging film that explores the human side of both halves of a conflict. Winner of Audience Award, Moscow International Film Festival, 2008.

Click here to view movie trailer

Director: Dror Zahavi (Hebrew, Arabic, English subtitles). Run time 100 minutes.


Saturday, March 13th Evening Program

Ballantyne Village Theatre
14815 John J. Delaney Dr

7:30 PM

Film: THE DEBT

Movie Picture
The Debt

Sponsored by: The Israeli Consulate

Ticket $12. Click here to purchase tickets

A unique psychological cat-and-mouse espionage thriller that depicts the story of three young Mossad agents who are sent to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal known as "the Surgeon of Birkenau.” When the mission does not go as planned, a lie is perpetuated to cover their mistakes. A decidedly less heroic version of the events suddenly threatens to resurface 35 years later, and the agents are forced to return to Europe to terminate a man already thought dead and to make redemption for misdeeds of the past. Handsomely filmed on location and featuring a stellar international cast (including famed Israeli actress Gila Almagor), THE DEBT is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Nominated for 4 Israeli Academy Awards.

Click here to view movie trailer

Director: Assaf Bernstein. (Hebrew, German, Ukranian, English subtitles). Run time 93 minutes.


Sunday, March 14th Family Matinee

Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Rd

2:00 PM

Film: INSIDE HANA’S SUITCASE

Movie Picture
Inside Hana's Suitcase

Sponsored by: Temple Beth El

Ticket $8. Click here to purchase tickets

Based on the true story of how the director of the Tokyo Holocaust Education Centre acquires a Jewish girl’s suitcase retrieved from a Nazi death camp. Curiosity turns to emotional investment as the Japanese children and their teacher research Hana Brady’s life and fate, which in turn leads to finding and meeting Hana’s surviving brother, George. A poignant docu-drama that teaches not only the horrors of hatred and intolerance, but also of the strength of the human spirit. A powerful film and story that has been shown to and touched children world-wide. (Appropriate for middle school age and up.) Winner, Best Feature Documentry, DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Click here to view movie trailer

Director: Larry Weinstein. (English, Japanese, Czech, German, English subtitles).
Run time 75 minutes.


Sunday, March 14th Closing Night Double Feature

Ballantyne Village Theatre
14815 John J. Delaney Dr

7:00 PM

Film: NOODLE
Short Film:
SPIELZEUGLAND (Toyland)


Noodle Film
Noodle

Sponsored by the Levine Jewish Community Center



Ticket $12. Click here to purchase tickets

At thirty-seven, Miri is a melancholy, twice-widowed El-Al flight attendant. Her routine existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. Miri makes it her mission to reunite mother and son through whatever means necessary. The film is a touching dramedy in which two human beings- as different from each other as Tel Aviv and Beijing - accompany each other on a remarkable journey that takes them both back to meaningful lives. A profound movie that is abundant with charm and genuine feeling. Winner of Audience Awards, Denver and San Diego Jewish Film Festivals; Special Grand Prize of the Jury, Montreal World Film Festival, 2007.

Click here to view movie trailer

Director: Ayelet Menahemi (Hebrew and Chinese, English subtitles) Run time 85 minutes.

Movie Picture
SPIELZEUGLAND (Toyland)

2009 Oscar Winner Best Live Action Short



 

1942: What happens when a German boy believes that his Jewish friends are going to “toyland” ? Winner, Best Live Action Short, 2009 Academy Awards

Director: Jochen Freydank (German, English subtitles) Run time 14 minutes.

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