November is traditionally remembered for football, Turkey Day, falling leaves, cooler temperatures, Black Friday and elections. This year, the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library (LSJL) and the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival (CJFF) are excited to announce the debut of FallFlicks, a brand new film series that we hope will become a permanent fixture on your annual calendar.
FallFlicks Series Pass
The Sturgeon Queens
Join us for a heartwarming (and appetizing) brunch, live music and special door prices before the start of The Sturgeon Queens, the story of the famed Lower East Side smoked fish emporium Russ & Daughters and the Jewish immigrant family who has run it for 100 years and four generations. Features interviews with the original Russ Daughters, now 92 and 100 years old, and prominent customers including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer. Audience Choice Award winner at Jewish Film Festivals in Palm Beach, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland and Rochester.
Run Time: 52 Minutes
An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only several thousand survivors are still alive today. Numbered is an explosive, highly visual, and emotionally cinematic journey, guided by testimonies and portraits of these survivors. These scars reveal them to be diverse, enlightening, and full of life. The Jerusalem Post: “Numbered reminds us how much people count…my favorite documentary from this summer’s Jerusalem Film Festival.
Following the film, Dr. Zev Harel, a survivor of the Auschwitz, Mauthausen and Ebansee concentration camps will share his inspiring story with the audience. Dr. Harel’s appearance is being sponsored by the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library.
Languages: Hebrew with English Subtitles
Run Time: 55 minutes
Brave Miss World
At age 18, Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan – six weeks later, she won the Miss World competition. Brave Miss World explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to activist and crusader who helps others break their silence and fight for justice. 2014 Emmy Award nomination for Exceptional Documentary Filmmaking.
Following the film, a talented panel of speakers will discuss this very important and timely issue with the audience.
Languages: English, Italian, Hebrew with English subtitles
Run Time: 99 minutes