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Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada to Produce 11th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival

 

Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada to Produce 11th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada to produce 11th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival along with Desert Space Foundation, Saturday, Jan. 14 to Sunday, Jan 29. The film festival aims to inform and strengthen the Jewish community through the art of film.

“We are pleased to produce the 11th Annual Jewish Film Festival,” said Neil Popish, executive director of Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada. “It is important to showcase these films to educate the community on Jewish culture, history and individuality.”

The festival will showcase a variety of films ranging from the Holocaust, Israel, Civil War as well as Jewish filmmakers and will be showcased at different locations throughout the city. Patrons can purchase tickets in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/ or at film location. For more information visit www.jccsn.org or call 702-794-0090.

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.
The Boys
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: Yes
“The Boys” chronicles the lives of Jewish, Academy Award winning songwriting duo Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman who introduced the world to favorites such as, ““Supercalifragilisticexpialidocous” from Mary Poppins to “It’s a Small World After All.” “The Boys,” takes audiences behind the scenes of the talented Sherman brothers who were estranged personally from each other throughout their professional partnership.

Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m.
Otto Frank
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: Complimentary Admission
Kid Friendly: No
“Otto Frank” explores the life of Anne Frank’s father, the only member of the Frank family to survive the Holocaust. This documentary gives audiences an up close look into Otto Frank’s early years, life in the Amsterdam attic and his dedication to keeping his daughter’s memory alive.

Sunday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m.
My Australia
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: Yes
“My Australia” showcases the lives of a Polish mother and her sons as they migrate to Israel to escape the perils and anti-Semitism of postwar Europe. “My Australia” won the Audience Choice Award at the 2011 at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
Joanna
Cinemark Century Theatres, South Point Hotel Casino & Spa
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: No
“Joanna,” tells the tale of a young girl named Rose separated from her mother during a roundup in Nazi occupied Poland. Joanna, a piano teacher who is awaiting news of her soldier husband’s return, discovers Rose and takes her under her wing. “Joanna” explores loss, healing and the dangers of hiding a Jewish child during the Holocaust.

Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
Mahler on the Couch
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: No
“Mahler on the Couch” gives audiences a glimpse into the marriage of Gustav Mahler and Alma Schindler Mahler. Set in Vienna in the early 1900s “Mahler on the Couch” explores Mahler’s relationship with his wife as she seeks passion with architect Walter Gropius, sending Mahler onto the couch of Sigmund Freud.

Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: Yes
“Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray” is a documentary that explores the history of the Jewish community during the Civil War. More than 10,000 Jewish soldiers fought on both sides making a great divide in the Jewish community.

Saturday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.
Dolphin Boy
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: Yes
Morad no longer speaks after being bullied by his peers and is sent to Eilat, Israel for a special therapy treatment with dolphins. Morad overcomes his obstacles and recovers after developing a unique relationship with his therapy dolphins. Based on a true story, “Dolphin Boy” will leave audiences with a sense of hope and renewal.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Tango, A Story with Jews
Cinemark Century Theatres, South Point Hotel & Casino
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: Yes
“Tango, A Story with Jews” tells the story of Jewish musicians fleeing Russia in the 19th century for Buenos Aires and shows the influence they had on making the tango romantic by adding their festive klezmer music. This documentary is told through family memories and little known historical facts.

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Intimate Grammar
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: Yes
“Intimate Grammar” tells the story of Aharon, a lonely and sensitive boy. With his Bar Mitzvah around the corner, he dreads the idea of his initiation into the adult world and finds himself at odds with those around him due to his romantic ideas. Winner of Best Israeli Feature at the 2010 Jerusalem Film Festival, “Intimate Grammar” tells the tale of the trials of coming of age.

Saturday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m.
Love Ect.
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: Yes
“Love Ect.” explores the trials and errors of finding love through five real stories. Based in New York City the film displays all romance genres from teen love, decade-long marriages, newlyweds, divorce and more.

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.
Jews in Nevada
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets: $10
Kid Friendly: Yes
“Jews in Nevada,” a production of KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting is a follow up from John Marschalls’ novel “Jews in Nevada.” The documentary showcases the history of Jewish presence in Nevada from mining in Virginia City, gaming and tourism to the future.

About JCC Southern Nevada
The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada is a 501(c)(3) and is dedicated to providing Jewish culture and identity to all ages and backgrounds with quality events and programs. The JCCSN is a proud collaborative partner and beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. The JCC facility was made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas for the capital improvements and renovation of the building as well as a significant grant providing financial resources to help the JCC with start up costs associated with the new location.

For more information on JCCSN, please visit www.jccsn.org or call 702-794-0090.

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