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Film Schedule

Sunday, October 25, 2015 (Temple B’nai Israel)

4:00 PM  Deli Man

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (Kalamazoo College, Light Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall)

7:00 PM  The Dove Flyer

 

Thursday, October 29, 2015 (Kalamazoo Institute of Arts)

7:00 PM Raise the Roof

Sunday, November 1, 2015 (Celebration Cinema Crossroads)

1:00 PM  Cupcakes

2:50 PM  Dough

4:45 PM  Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem


Southwest Michigan Jewish Film Festival Lineup

Deli Man

Sponsored by Nancy Land

Film Details:

Country: United States
Language: English and Yiddush (with English subtitles)

Running Time:  91 minutes

Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou

Year: 2014

Genre: Documentary

Rating: PG – 13 (strong language)

 

Overview: Take a mouthwatering tour throughout the country in search of the cuisine brought here by Eastern European immigrants.  Your tour guide is a third-generation deli man from Houston, TX.

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The Dove Flyer 

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at Kalamazoo College

Film Details:

Country: Israel

Language: Arabic (with English subtitles)

Running Time: 105 minutes

Director: Nissim Dayan

Year: 2014

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated (some violence)

 

Overview: Based on the novel by Eli Amir, The Dove Flyer tells the story of the most ancient Jewish community in the world, the Jews of Iraq.  This drama focuses on the final years that the Jewish community was in Baghdad, before its expulsion and resettlement in Israel in the early 1950s.

 

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Raise the Roof

Sponsored by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Dr. Timothy Fischell

Film Details:

Country: United States

Language: English and Polish (with English subtitles)

Running Time: 84 minutes

Directors: Yari and Cary Wolinsky

Year: 2014

Genre: Documentary

Rating: Not Rated (appropriate for all ages)

 

Overview:  A fascinating film about the reconstruction of an elaborate painted ceiling and roof of one of Poland’s vanished 18th-century wooden synagogues.  The film brings to life 18th-century Poland’s history, culture, science, and art.

Speakers: Project participants Sara Black, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Charlie Roderick, Assistant Professor of Art at Harper College.

 

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Cupcakes

Sponsored by Anne Arbetter Fischell and Family 

Film Details:

Country: Israel/France

Language: English, Hebrew, and French (with English subtitles)

Running Time: 92 minutes

Director: Eytan Fox

Year: 2013

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13 (brief nudity and language)

 

Overview: A fun and bubbly comedy about a group of young Israelis, from different backgrounds and with different challenges, who participate in an international singing contest.

 

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Dough

Film Details:

Country: United Kingdom and Hungary

Language: English

Running Time:  94 minutes

Director: John Goldschmidt

Year: 2015

Genre: Dramedy

Rating: PG-13 (violence and strong language)

 

Overview:  A dramedy about a widowed Orthodox baker (played by Jonathan Pryce) and a young Muslim apprentice who helps him save his struggling business.  A wonderful cast of characters are brought together when a bag of cannabis accidentally makes its way into some challah dough.

 

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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Sponsored by Child and Family Psychological Services

Film Details:

Country: Israel/Germany/France

Language: Arabic, French, and Hebrew (with English subtitles)

Running Time:  116 minutes

Directors: Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz

Year: 2014

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13 (adult themes)

 

Overview:  The dramatic and desperate struggle of a woman who’s trying to divorce her husband in Israeli rabbinic court.

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