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
Sponsored by Nancy Land
Country: United States
Language: English and Yiddush (with English subtitles)
Running Time: 91 minutes
Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou
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.
Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at Kalamazoo College
Language: Arabic (with English subtitles)
Running Time: 105 minutes
Director: Nissim Dayan
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.
Sponsored by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Dr. Timothy Fischell
Country: United States
Language: English and Polish (with English subtitles)
Running Time: 84 minutes
Directors: Yari and Cary Wolinsky
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.
Sponsored by Anne Arbetter Fischell and Family
Language: English, Hebrew, and French (with English subtitles)
Running Time: 92 minutes
Director: Eytan Fox
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.
Country: United Kingdom and Hungary
Running Time: 94 minutes
Director: John Goldschmidt
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.
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Sponsored by Child and Family Psychological Services
Language: Arabic, French, and Hebrew (with English subtitles)
Running Time: 116 minutes
Directors: Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz
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.