ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

IN ADDITION TO OUR ANNUAL FESTIVAL, WE OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS, EVENTS AND PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

 

Screenings:

Wednesday, March 15: JCC Palm Beach Gardens, 7pm

Thursday, March 16: JCC Boynton Beach, 7pm

BIG SONIA

2017 AUDIENCE AWARD DOCUMENTARY RUNNER-UP

Directors: Todd Soliday and Leah Warshawski; USA, 2016, 93 min; English

Big Sonia - JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

2017 AUDIENCE AWARD DOCUMENTARY RUNNER-UP

At 4’8”, Sonia Warshawski can barely see over the leopard-skin-patterned steering wheel of her Oldsmobile. But at age 90, Sonia has a personality that towers over her Kansas City community, where she has tirelessly run her late husband’s tailoring business for decades. As one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City, Sonia witnessed unspeakable horrors and yet she survived. Today, she still dispenses positive life lessons (known as “Soniaisms”) to anyone who’ll listen, and also speaks to local churches, schools, and prisons about the atrocities she endured as a teenager. “Big Sonia” may struggle to face her latest daunting challenge—retirement—but she’s certainly doing it in style.

Screening:

Wednesday, March 22: JCC Palm Beach Gardens, 7pm

Thursday, March 23: JCC Boynton Beach, 7pm

THE SECOND TIME AROUND

2017 AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FEATURE FILM WINNER

Director: Leon Marr; Canada, 2016, 107 min, English

The Second Time Around

2017 AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FEATURE FILM

In this heart-warming story full of hope, dreams and second chances, two seniors meet and discover that it's never too late to fall in love again. Katherine Mitchell wasn't looking for love a second time, not at her age, and certainly not with cranky Isaac Shapiro. Despite the nosy bunch of seniors in the residence where Katherine convalesces after breaking her hip, she and Isaac warm to each other over their shared love of music. Special Guests:  Director Leon Marr , Cinemark and Actor Linda Thorson, Cobb and Frank

Film Partners: Honorable Ann and Donald Brown, Cobb;  Meyer Family: Gail Asarch & Dr James Satovsky, Denise & Bill Meyer, Sydelle Meyer-Cinemark

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Screenings:

Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm
Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
Performance & Après Show Dessert Reception with James Sherman: $36

Performance only: $20

Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm

Performance with post -show artist talk $20

The Ben Hecht Show

FLORIDA PREMIER

Executive Producers:
Connie & David Blacher, Janet & Philip Dresden, Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, Ben Hecht, is written and performed by James Sherman (Beau Jest). In this one-man show, Hecht (co-playwright of The Front Page) confronts his identity as an American Jew. “Journalist, playwright, screenwriter and a tireless advocate for the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East — Sherman touches on nearly all of Hecht's astounding public life.” Chicago Tribune

REEL MATTERS

Heroes, Happenings and Issues Section

Join us throughout the year for this  special series .The films and programs built around these films address the goalof Tikkun Olam,  to “repair the world” and offer practical ways to enhance each of our induvial efforts to build bridges within our community

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Screenings: 

Monday, March 27th at 7pm - JCC Boynton Beach

 

Tuesday, March 28th at 7pm - JCC Palm Beach Gardens

My Hero Brother

My Hero Brother: The remarkable story of group of young people with Down Syndrome that embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters. As the siblings deal with the formidable physical and emotional challenges, unresolved conflicts come to the surface and heart-warming relationships develop. The difficult trails and poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen the viewer’s understanding of special needs people and their families.

Special Invited Guest : Project Director Enosh Cassel

Screenings:

Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm -
JCC Boynton BeachT

Thursday, May 18th at 7pm - JCC Palm Beach Gardens

New Muslim Cool

Puerto Rican American Rapper ended his life as a drug dealer twelve years ago, and started down a new path as devout Muslim. He moves his family to Pittsburgh’s tough Northside to start a religious community, rem pair his shattered family and reaches out to other young people through his music. In a post 9-11 world, Hamza must confront new realities. He begins to reach for a deeper faith and create connections with Jewish and Christian communities. We follow his spiritual journey to some surprising places where we see ourselves reflected in a world that never stops changing.