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EDWARD & BERNICE WENGER CENTER FOR THE ARTS – RANDI & BRUCE PERGAMENT JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – FILM SCHEDULE

Box office opens Wednesday, May 15, 9am

TICKET PRICES
Passes are valid June-August 2019
Film Pass $50 / members $40* • Purchase Film Pass
Individual Tickets $10 / members $8*
*JCC and Linda & Gerald Marsden Senior Passport members

Please note, day of performance tickets can only be purchased if available. Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and general admission.

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Senior Adult Program Coordinator

(516) 484-1545 x134

Keeping our senior members active, educated and social is Julie Assael, our Senior Adult Program Coordinator. Julie is a LMSW with a specialization in gerontology and a master’s degree from…

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SHOELACES

Wednesday, June 26, 7:30pm • Purchase Tickets
Thursday, June 27, 2pm • Purchase Tickets

Director: Jacob Goldswasser | Drama | 90 minutes | Israel | 2018 | Hebrew with English subtitles

When Reuben, a father who abandoned his special needs son Gadi at a young age, kidneys begin to fail, Gadi wants to donate one of his own to save his father’s life, but the transplant committee objects to it. Gadi is furious with the decision since he felt like he finally had the chance to do something meaningful and stand on his own, and sets out to fight for his right to save his father’s life.

THE CAKEMAKER

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30pm • Purchase Tickets
Thursday, July 11, 2pm • Purchase Tickets

Director: Ofir Raul Grazier | Drama | 105 minutes | Germany, Israel | 2017 | English, Hebrew and German

German baker Thomas is having an affair with Oren, a married Israeli man. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem under a secret identity in search of answers and the wife and son of his deceased lover.

WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30pm • Purchase Tickets
Thursday, July 18, 2pm • Purchase Tickets

Director: Roberta Grossman | Documentary | 95 minutes | USA | 2018 | English

Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, a group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.

THE MAMBONIKS

Wednesday, July 24, 7:30pm • Purchase Tickets
Thursday, July 25, 2pm • Purchase Tickets

Director: Lex Gillespie | Documentary | 86 minutes | USA | 2015 | Spanish and English with subtitles

In the 1950s, a group of mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell in love with a dance from Cuba, the mambo, earning them the nickname the mamboniks. This documentary tells the story of how two cultures, Jewish and Latin, met on the dance
floor at a time when America was racially segregated and anti-Semitism was commonplace.

ACROSS THE WATERS

Wednesday, July 31, 7:30pm • Purchase Tickets
Thursday, August 1, 2pm • Purchase Tickets

Director: Nicolor Donato | Drama | 95 minutes | Denmark | 2016 | Danish with English subtitles

A Jewish family barely escapes Copenhagen after the Nazis seize control, and they set off to a remote fishing village in the north of the country where they’ve heard local fishermen are ferrying Jews to Sweden. When the Gestapo starts to close in on the refugees, they are forced to put their lives in the hands of strangers. Based on a true story.

THE LAST SUIT

Wednesday, August 7, 7:30pm • Purchase Tickets
Thursday, August 8, 2pm • Purchase Tickets

Director: Pablo Solarz | Drama | Argentina | 93 minutes | 2017 | Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish with English subtitles

Abraham Bursztein, an aging Jewish tailor, is about to be put out to pasture by his children who have sold his house in Buenos Aires and set him up in a retirement home. A Holocaust survivor, Abraham refuses to bow to their pressure and sets off on a secret one-way trip to Poland where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from death at Auschwitz.