NJJFF: The Dead of JaffaMarch 23 @ 11:30 am
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March 23 @ 11:30 am
NJJFF: The Dead of Jaffa
20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
For the safety and health of our community, it has become necessary to postpone our 20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival set to begin on Thursday, March 19. We will reschedule the films when we know we can do so safely. We expect that the modified festival will include screenings throughout the summer, September and October. All purchased tickets will be exchangeable once the new dates are confirmed.
Please contact Sarah Diamond with any questions: (973) 929-2938 or [email protected]
Director: Ram Loevy
2019 • 96 minutes • Israel / Arabic, English, Hebrew
Three orphaned children from the West Bank are smuggled into Israel and brought to distant relatives George and Rita in Jaffa. Rita embraces them as her own, but George fears the repercussions if the Israeli authorities discover they are sheltering the young illegal aliens. Meanwhile, nearby, a British film director is making a movie about his parents’ love affair in 1947 when they served in the British army in Palestine. When the present-day reality meets the historical events that led to it, tragedy ensues.
This film is brought to you by Ellen and Donald Legow & Lonye and Stephen Rasch