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Tickets purchased at the door are $2 more than the amounts shows on the registration form.Tickets may be purchased at the Aaron Family JCC front desk or online at jccdallas.org/film.For telephone orders, call 214-739-2737 or call Judy at 214-239-7115.

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 “Utterly endearing.  As bubbly and lively as Paris in Spring” – Le Figaro
PARIS-MANHATTAN – OPENING NIGHT
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Romantic comedy / France/English, French w. subtitles
77 minutes/2012/Directed by Sophie Lellouche

clientuploads/Cultural/Film Festival 2013/all pics/paris-manhattan.pngParisian pharmacist Alice Ovitz has been obsessed with the work and wisdom of Woody Allen since age 15.  She even hands out DVDs of his films to her customers as medicine for their ailments.  When the occasional suitor turns up, he never quite matches up to Woody. Will the seemingly ideal Vensent or the cynical Victor fare any better?  A delightful romantic comedy, as light as a soufflé, with a delectable ending. Starring Woody Allen. 

Q & A following screening with Michael Granberry, Sunday Arts Columnist,
Dallas Morning News.
                                               
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Saturday, September 7 – 9:00 pm – Angelika Film Center, Plano
Sunday, September 22 -7:00 pm - Zale Auditorium at the J

Co-Sponsors: Temple Shalom, Beth Torah’s Chai Lights, Men’s Club & Sisterhood

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Featuring music by Philip Glass

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DALLAS PREMIERE

Documentary/USA/English, Albanian w. subtitles 86 minutes/2012
Directed by Rachel Goslins


clientuploads/Cultural/Film Festival 2013/all pics/besa-the-promise.pngDuring WWII, Albania gave asylum to Jews fleeing the Nazis.  Albanians took the sacred oath – Besa – to protect these refugees. American Norman Gershman journeyed to Albania to photograph these heroes.  There, he met Rexhep Hoxha, who was desperate to fulfill his father’s promise to return the sacred prayer books left behind by the Jewish family he saved.  Deeply moved, Gershman offered to help him.  A powerful documentary about the unknown bravery of the Albanians, many of them Muslims, who saved 2,000 Jews.

Q & A following screening with the films’ Editor, Christine Romero.

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Sunday, September 8 – 2:00 pm – Zale Auditorium at the J
Co-Sponsor:  Dallas Holocaust Museum

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Selected as the Serbian entry for the Best Foreign
Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards

clientuploads/Cultural/Film Festival 2013/view clip.jpgWHEN DAY BREAKS (Kad Svane Dan)
DALLAS PREMIERE
Narrative//Serbia, Croatia, France/Serbian with subtitles
90 minutes/2012/Directed by Goran Paskaljevic

clientuploads/Cultural/Film Festival 2013/all pics/when-day-breaks.pngSerbian music professor Misha Brankov has just retired when the startling discovery of a small metal box turns his life upside down. He learns that his true parents were Jewish and inherits an unfinished musical score written by his real father.  Stunned, he is driven to pay tribute to his lost parents by completing and performing this work at a memorial concert.  But daunting obstacles threaten to thwart his passionate obsession.  A haunting musical score permeates this emotionally compelling drama.

Q & A following the screening with Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath,  Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies and Director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UTD.

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Tuesday, September 10 –7:00 pm – Studio Movie Grill, Spring Valley

Co-Sponsor:  Congregation Shearith Israel

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Prize winner at numerous international film festivals including Cannes and Jerusalem
Nominated for nine Israeli Academy Awards in 2012, with wins for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor

GOD’S NEIGHBORS (Ha’Mashgichim)
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DALLAS PREMIERE

Narrative/France, Israel/Hebrew with subtitles
98 minutes/2012/Directed by Meni Yaesh

Avi belongsclientuploads/Cultural/Film Festival 2013/all pics/gods-neighbors.png to a small band of self-appointed vigilantes patrolling the streets of coastal Bat Yam.  Together, they terrorize the neighborhood, unreasonably enforcing strict codes of religious observance. Their frighteningly violent behavior is in stark contrast to the teachings of their gentle, charismatic rabbi. Enter pretty, independent-minded Miri, to whom Avi becomes powerfully attracted.  When his gang targets Miri’s “immodest” behavior, Avi Seriously starts to question the path to faith that he has chosen.
  

Q & A following the scre
ening with Lt. Col. (res.) Gil Elan, CEO of
the Southwest Jewish Congress
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Thursday, September 12 –7:00 pm – Studio Movie Grill,
Spring Valley

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Winner of Audience Award-Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. 
Official Selection at the New York and Las Vegas Jewish Film Festivals.

SUSKIND
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DALLAS PREMIERE
Narrative/Netherlands/Dutch with subtitles
118 minutes/2012/Directed by Rudolf van den Berg

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Nazi-occupied Amsterdam  1942.  To obtain protection for himself and his family, Walter Suskind pursues a post with the Jewish Council.  But it involves the unimaginable task of having to decide which Jews are to be sent to the labor camps in Germany.  When he discovers what really awaits his fellow Jews, he is horrified to be part of this heinous plan.  Courageously, he attempts to double-cross the Germans.  This true story of heroism has taken audiences in the Netherlands by storm.

Q & A following the screening with Dr. David Patterson,
Hillel Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, UTD.


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Tuesday, September 17 – 7 pm - Studio Movie Grill, Spring Valley

Co-Sponsor:  The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UTD

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Tickets will be sold at the theater one hour prior to show time for an addition $2.
For information, contact Judy Cohn at 214-239-7115 or jcohn@jccdallas.org
Doors open 20 minutes prior to show time.  Festival sponsors
admitted 30 minutes in advance.  Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.  Film programs begin
promptly at the times noted.  All programs are subject to change.

 


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