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Sunday, March 12

1:00 PM | Fanny’s Journey 
3:00 PM | Presenting Princess Shaw 
5:00 PM | For the Love of Spock 
7:30 PM | Our Father 

 

1:00 PM | Fanny’s Journey
(Le Voyage de Fanny)

ALTERNATE LOCATION: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St., Houston 77005
Directed by Lola Doillon
France/Belgium, 2016, 94 min
French with English subtitles
Houston Premiere
Drama

Inspired by the memoir of Fanny Ben-Ami, the film follows a group of children led by twelve-year-old Fanny across Occupied France during WWII.

Pursued by Nazis and their allies in Vichy France, betrayed by a French priest and a fellow traveler, protected by a group trying to save Jewish children, and transported by a smuggler, they attempt to make their way alone to neutral Switzerland in this harrowing, beautifully filmed portrayal of their journey.

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3:00 PM | Presenting Princess Shaw

ALTERNATE LOCATION: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St., Houston 77005
Directed by Ido Haar
Israel, 2015, 80 min
English
Documentary

This uplifting documentary celebrates the unlikely musical connection between New Orleans-based singer Samantha Montgomery and Israeli composer and multimedia artist Kutiman. Samantha writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw, posting them on her YouTube channel.

Kutiman discovers her talent, and two strangers, 7,000 miles apart, begin to collaborate. The film climaxes with an exhilarating performance in Israel where Princess Shaw’s emotional performances are showcased in a beautiful expression of generosity and compassion, revealing her fight to never give up on her dreams.

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5:00 PM | For the Love of Spock

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Directed by Adam Nimoy
USA, 2016, 105 min
English
Documentary

Prior to becoming Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series, Leonard Nimoy had a variety of jobs: fish tank servicer, apartment building manager, and ice-cream parlor proprietor. His acting jobs never lasted for more than two weeks.

In this documentary tribute to his father, Leonard’s son Adam has created a film that not only examines his father’s character as Spock, but also his entire life.

Dress up as your favorite Star Trek character for free admission.

$9 Member | $14 Public 

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7:30 PM | Our Father

ALTERNATE LOCATION: Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street, Houston 77002
Directed by Meni Yaesh
Israel, 2016, 105 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Houston Premiere
Drama with extreme violence 

Ovadia (Moris Cohen), a nightclub bouncer, and his wife Rachel have been trying for a child for five years. Frustrated and close to giving up, Ovadia is offered a lucrative job as a debt collector, working for a dangerous local gangster.

With the money he earns, the couple can afford expensive fertility treatment—but the extremely violent nature of Ovadia’s job starts to take its toll. He soon learns the way out is going to be longer and bloodier than he expected.

Our Father offers a gritty, uncompromising view of Israeli life today in this moral drama. Moris Cohen’s electrifying performance won the Israeli Oscar for Best Actor.

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