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New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

18th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Results

Best Documentary – Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Best Narrative – The Body Collector

Best Short – Across the Line

Ford Best of the Fest – The Body Collector

2018 Film Line-Up

SHELTER • THURSDAY, MARCH 15 at 7:30PM
From the acclaimed director of Dancing Arabs and The Syrian Bride, Shelter tells the story of a female Mossad agent protecting a female Lebanese informant in a safe house in Hamburg recovering from plastic surgery for her new identity. No one saw what was coming; no one knew that this supposedly quiet fortnight would turn into an abyss.

CHILDREN OF CHANCE • FRIDAY, MARCH 16 at 11:30AM
A broken leg is a blessing in disguise for Maurice, a young Jewish boy who is taken away by ambulance just as the Jews of Paris are being rounded up by the French police. Based on a true story, this tender coming-of-age drama is a testament to the resilience and bravery of youth.

THE CAKE MAKER • SATURDAY, MARCH 17 at 8:30PM
Young German baker Thomas is having an affair with Oren, a married Israeli who makes frequent business visits to Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash, Thomas travels to Jerusalem and under a fabricated identity, infiltrates the life of Anat, Oren’s newly widowed wife. To protect the truth, he will stretch his lie to a point of no return.

TRIPLE FEATURE • SUNDAY, MARCH 18 at 1:00PM

JEWISH BLIND DATE
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying an observant Jew.

KOSHER LOVE
Using levity, Kosher Love looks at the search for true love and Bible-instructed marriage in the Orthodox/Hasidic Jewish world as it pushes back against an ever-encroaching, secular world.

THE SETUP
David goes on a blind date where he accidentally sits down across from Sarah with whom he instantly connects, until he’s led to the “right” girl he was supposed to meet, also named Sarah.
POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH THE FILMMAKER AND CAST.

DOUBLE FEATURE • SUNDAY, MARCH 18 at 7:00PM

116 CAMERAS
The film follows Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and posthumous stepsister of Anne Frank, as she embarks on an ambitious new project: preserving her story as an interactive hologram that will have conversations with generations to come.

THE INVISIBLES
In June of 1943, as Germany declared Berlin “free of Jews,” although there were still 7,000 Jews living in the Nazi capital: hiding in attics, basements, and warehouses, protected by courageous Berliners while desperately trying to avoid deportation. The Invisibles tells the stories of four survivors, interweaving their testimony with dramatizations.

POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION

1945 • MONDAY, MARCH 19 at 7:30PM* • College of Saint Elizabeth

On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople—suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning—expect the worst and behave accordingly.

POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION • FREE SCREENING

BENEATH THE SILENCE • MONDAY, MARCH 19 at 7:30PM

It’s 1973, six years after Daphna’s husband returned from the Six-Day War suffering from battle shock. Daphna struggles to get help from the military to maintain her husband’s last bits of sanity. Meanwhile, 10-year-old Shlomi tries to understand what happened to his father and why he is different.

POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION

END GAME • TUESDAY, MARCH 20 at 12:30PM

Moscow, 1953: When Jewish doctors are charged with conspiring to bring down the regime, Masha, a Jewish doctor who secretly manages a Jewish underground in her home, is arrested. During the violent arrest, Masha’s brilliant chess-player daughter, Nehama, is wounded, loses her memory and enlists in the KGB.

KEEP THE CHANGE • TUESDAY, MARCH 20 at 7:30PM

Being different isn’t a hindrance to also being just like everyone else in this charming and empathetic romantic comedy about David, an upper-class charmer struggling to hide his high-functioning autism, who is forced to attend a support group for people with disabilities. There, he falls in love with Sarah, a sheltered young autistic woman, who challenges his desire to maintain a “normal” identity.

POST-SCREENING SKYPE DISCUSSION WITH FILMMAKER

 

BETWEEN WORLDS • THURSDAY, MARCH 22 at 11:30AM
                                                     THURSDAY, MARCH 22 at 7:30PM**

Oliel lies severely injured and unconscious in the hospital after a terror attack in Jerusalem. A beautiful girl at the hospital bonds with Oliel’s mother. The two women, both hiding a secret, wait and hope as they learn about truth, faith, understanding, and acceptance.

DOUBLE FEATURE• THURSDAY, MARCH 22 at 7:30PM

Across the Line
Hananel, a young religious Jew, is hurrying home for Shabbat as an unexpected encounter with Mundir, an unwanted and stubborn Palestinian hitchhiker, leads him on a series of mix-ups.

Operation Wedding
Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR but are caught by the KGB a few steps from boarding. This film reveals the compelling story of the group, “heroes” in the West but “terrorists” in Russia, even today.

POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH GROUP MEMBER OF “OPERATION WEDDING”

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY • FRIDAY, MARCH 23 at 11:30AM

Hedy Lamarr was a film star and technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during the war. Bombshell weaves interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking about her incredible life.

DOUBLE FEATURE• SATURDAY, MARCH 24 at 8:45PM

The Chop
Charismatic young kosher butcher Yossi loses his job and, failing to find a new one, he disguises himself as Yusuf in order to get work at a Halal butcher.

The Cousin
A Palestinian handyman is accused of assaulting a young girl, and the progressive-minded Israeli actor who has hired him to work on his house is the lone voice in his defense in this morally complex, comedy-tinged drama.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at 1:00PM

The Body Collector
The Body Collector tells the riveting story of investigative journalist Hans Knoop and his courageous pursuit of the biggest war criminal in the Netherlands, multimillionaire Pieter Menten. Knoop pursues the truth about the ex-Nazi’s past, but Menten refuses to go down without a fight.

DOUBLE FEATURE • SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at 7:00PM

Mr. Bernstein
A Holocaust survivor’s daughter meets the famous music conductor who lifted her father’s spirits in a postwar refugee camp. Based on a true story.

A Quiet Heart
Naomi moves to Jerusalem seeking refuge from the pressure of her life as a concert pianist but finds herself pulled into a struggle between her ultra-Orthodox and secular neighbors. When her neighbors discover that she has been taking organ lessons from a monk, she faces escalating isolation and violence and must use music to bridge religious differences.

HUMOR ME • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 at 12:30PM

Once-acclaimed New York playwright Nate is struggling to finish his new play when his wife leaves him, taking their son. Desolate broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father in his New Jersey retirement community.

BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 at 7:30PM

In 1968, in the depths of the Israeli Archive, six hours of interview footage of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, was discovered. Ben-Gurion’s introspective soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his clear voice provides a surprising vision for today’s critical issues and the future of Israel.

POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION

About the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

Founded in 2000 by Caren and Herbert Ford and now in its 18th year, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF) has become one of the premier Jewish cultural events in the state. We screen award-winning premieres and first run Israeli, American, and international films of Jewish interest, followed by thought-provoking post-screening discussions. In addition to our springtime festival, we offer film programs throughout the year, such as the Reel Film Series class and Extra! screenings and receptions.

Mission
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF) fosters the growth of Jewish culture, identity, and community in New Jersey by presenting a wide range of exceptional films of Jewish interest.  NJJFF offers audiences direct exposure to directors, performers, writers, reviewers, and scholars.

Vision
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival strives to offer our region a rich tapestry of Jewish film programming.  Our springtime festival features high-quality, award-winning films. We invite film creatives and other speakers of interest and renown to lead our post-screening discussions.

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Ticket Prices
General Seating: $13
Student, Senior, Matinee (before 5:00pm): $11
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At the Door
Tickets may be purchased at the theater venue starting 45 minutes prior to screening, 
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 All-Festival Pass: $300 per person. Contact [email protected]
Advanced purchase is strongly encouraged, as films often sell out. Box office ticket fees apply.

Seating Policy

Sponsor seating will begin 25 minutes prior to all screenings. General admission ticket holders will be admitted 20 minutes prior to all screenings. In the event of a sell-out, a waiting list will be created.

General Information

Films are not rated. Parental discretion is strongly advised. Films designated “Adult Content” may contain sexual content, explicit language and/or violence. The NJJFF is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Festival programs are subject to change/cancellation without prior notice. For film trailers and the most up-to-date information about festival events, visit our website or call the Film Festival hotline at 973-530-3417.

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The NJJFF gives individuals, corporations, foundations and grantmakers the opportunity to link their names with a highly visible cultural event that serves the Greater MetroWest community. NJJFF film-goers are successful, sophisticated, well-educated, brand-loyal community leaders.

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FESTIVAL VENUES

 

JCC MetroWest
Maurice Levin Theater
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC
760 Northfield Avenue • West Orange, NJ


College of Saint Elizabeth
Dolan Performance Hall
The Annunciation Center
2 Convent Road • Morristown, NJ
973-290-4000


Bow Tie Cinemas at South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way • South Orange, NJ

Sarah Diamond

Program Director, Center for Adult Enrichment • Director, New Jersey Film Festival

(973) 929-2938

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