Houston Jewish Film Festival
March 8-22, 2015
The 11th Houston Jewish Film Festival proudly continues its tradition of presenting an entertaining, thought-provoking and high-quality line-up comprised of the best Jewish and Israeli films from across the world. This year’s festival will provide you with your pick of documentaries, dramas, comedies, and musicals.
$8 Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Member/Patron of the Arts/MFAH Film Buff/MFAH Member/HMH Member/Students/Seniors 60+
All 5:00 PM Movies at the J are $5
$60 Member | $80 Public
$10 Discount for Students and Seniors
Festival and Patron Passes provide entry for films only at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
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Opening Night | Sunday, March 8
7:30 PM | Run Boy Run
A superlative saga of courage and compassion, Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a nine-year old Polish boy adrift in Nazi-occupied Poland dependent upon the kindness of strangers to outlast the Nazi occupation and preserve his Jewish faith.
Wednesday, March 11
7:30 PM | Above and Beyond:
Producer Nancy Spielberg in Attendance
Days before the establishment of Israel, it became obvious that the new state would have to protect itself from invasion by its neighbors. Thus began the birth of what would become the Israeli air force. This band of brothers recounts its story in this remarkable true-life adventure film.
Tuesday, March 17
7:30 PM | Chair's Choice - The Frisco Kid
Avram Belinski (Gene Wilder), a Polish rabbi, is 87th of 88 graduates in his Yeshiva class of 1850. His graduation “gift?" A one way ticket to San Francisco to become the rabbi at a new synagogue. In this ultimate Western comic road trip, Avram falls in with con men, a bank robber, Indians, and Trappist monks as he travels across the country.
Saturday, March 21
8:45 PM A Borrowed Identity
Eyad, son of an Arab fruit picker whose university career in Jerusalem ended due to his arrest for political activity, is a gifted boy from an Arab village. He earns entry into a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school; his Hebrew is awkward, he lacks cultural knowledge natural to his Israeli classmates, and he is isolated until he is befriended by and befriends two of his classmates.
Closing Night | Sunday, March 22
7:30 PM | Is That You?
Director Dani Menkin in Attendance
Ronnie, a 60-year old Israeli film projectionist, has been fired. He travels to the U.S. to visit his brother, owner of a used car lot. But Ronnie has a quest: he wants to find Rachel, his lost love. Thus begins the ultimate road trip in this gentle comedy about the road not taken.
For more information about the Houston Jewish Film Festival, please contact Amy Rahmani at email@example.com or 713.729.3200 ext. 3299.
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