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Houston Jewish Film Fest: Closing Weekend

Friday, March 21, 2014
Posted by: Amy Rahmani

The Houston Jewish Film Festival  closes this weekend.

You do not want to miss this weekend’s films and activities. Saturday and Sunday are jam-packed with six screenings. 

Saturday Night: Double Feature + Lounge

Make Saturday evening (March 22) a night out at the ERJCC.  We will have two great films, light appetizers, dessert and drinks - all in one place. The first film, Hunting Elephants, will bring a few laughs and the second film will leave you on the edge of your seat. Come for one or both films and then join us in between films in the Lounge located in the Joe Frank Theatre of the Arts. 

We will be mixing up cocktails, s’mores and other lite bites. The Lounge will be open from 7:30-8:30 pm and is the perfect place to relax between films, schmooze with friends and continue discussing the festival’s films. Food and beverages are complimentary, and we are offering a discounted price for both films. Where else can you get a complete night out for $12 per person? ($15 for non-members) 

6:00 PM Hunting Elephants | 8:30 PM The Attack

Sunday: Something for Everyone

Sunday is closing day, and we have a wide variety of films for your viewing pleasure. So many great films on Sunday, it will be hard to decide…so don’t. Laykie’s Gourmet Café will be open from 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM so you can stay nourished in between films. 

11:00 AM An American Tail  |  1:00 PM The Jester
4:00 PM Glickman  |  7:30 PM The ZigZag Kid

 

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Houston Jewish Film Festival Celebrates a Decade

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Posted by: Diane Lee, HJFF Committee Chairwoman

Houston Jewish Film FestivalThis year's Houston Jewish Film Festival  kicked off on Saturday, March 8 complete with a red carpet, popcorn, champagne and a toast to the previous chairs of the festival, and is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.  This year’s festival features 28 films shown over 16 days. 

The Houston Jewish Film Festival opened to a sell out audience. The Festival opened with Bethlehem, a powerful story about an Israeli secret service agent and his Palestinian teenage informant.  The film opened in Los Angeles and New York last week. However, the Houston Jewish Film Festival provided the only currently scheduled showing of the film.  

 

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