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Schenectady JCC to hold Jewish Film Festival

Thursday, September 27, 2012
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“Dolphin Boy” will be shown at the JCC Jewish Film Festival on Oct. 20. The film’s producer, Judith Manassen Ramon, will introduce the screening.
“Dolphin Boy” will be shown at the JCC Jewish Film Festival on Oct. 20. The film’s producer, Judith Manassen Ramon, will introduce the screening.

— Dramas, documentaries, humor and shorts are all part of the diverse lineup of films for the 2012-2013 Jewish Film Festival opening Oct. 20 at the Jewish Community Center on the Golub Family Campus at 2565 Balltown Road.

The festival offers more than just films. The programs include speakers, discussions, refreshments and treats.

The series kicks off with “Dolphin Boy,” which will be introduced by the Israeli film’s producer Judith Manassen Ramon. “Dolphin Boy” follows the journey of a traumatized boy who experiences healing through therapy with the dolphins in Eilat, Israel.

In November, the festival will showcase the Czech documentary “Nicky’s Family,” followed by Israel’s official Oscar entry of 2011, “The Human Resources Manager.”

The festival concludes in April with a humorous collection the film committee has dubbed “Check Our Shorts!” The shorts include “The Cowboy,” a 1932 Hollywood Western with Yiddish dialogue, and “888-GO-Kosher” about a day in the life of a rapid-response kitchen koshering service.

All programs will be held on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of “Check Our Shorts!” which will start at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

Tickets are $5 for members, $9 for non-members and $3 for student. Tickets for the entire festival are $30 for members and $55 for non-members.

The program is made possible through the support of the Epstein Jewish Cultural Fund, Meyer and Mary Kurland/Gebell Fund, and Jonas and Edith Fleminberg Jewish Cultural Fund.

For more information, contact the JCC at 377-8803.

Festival Schedule

Oct. 20 — “Dolphin Boy” with producer Judith Manassen Ramon.

Nov. 3 — “Nicky’s Family” with Murray Jaros.

Dec. 22 — “The Human Resources Manager” with Rabbi Ted Lichtenfeld.

Jan. 19 — “Restoration” with Richard Garnett.

Feb. 9 — “Naomi” with Alan and Yvette Gebell. Co-sponsored with Hadassah Capital District.

March 9 — “David,” an interfaith program.

April 7 — Check Our Shorts! featuring “Cantor on Trial,” “The Red Toy,” 888-GO-KOSHER” and “The Cowboy” with deli supper.

 
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