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
Boynton Beach, Feb. 21st, 7pm
Palm Beach Gardens, Feb. 22nd, 7pm
Not the Last Butterfly
Directors: Cheryl Rattner Price & Joe Fab, USA 2016,58 min.
The inspiring tale of The Butterfly Project, a grass roots arts and education initiative that memorializes the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust through global displays of ceramic butterflies… one butterfly painted for each child. The film’s messages of hope and healing are woven together with survivors’ courageous stories of these dark times. Both a moving account of survival and a lesson in the healing power of art working its magic the film offers young and old alike a new way to find hope in one of history’s great tragedies and empowers all of us to take action to create a more peaceful world.
Special Guest: Project Director Cheryl Price
This program was made possible through a grant from the Palm Beach Jewish Boomer Platform and an Innovation Grant from the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
March 7th @ 11am
Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens
5221 Hood Rd, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418
Tickets on sale at the festival box-office in the lobby ; by phone, or online beginning January 23.
LUNCH WITH INA
This luncheon includes includes a book signing of INA’S KITCHEN: Taste Memories and Recipes from the Breakfast Queen and a Chinese auction. Our luncheon menu features delectable dishes from Ina’s book and Ina Pinkney will be here to discuss the film and book, sign your book and inspire us all.
In the countdown to the last day of the legendary Chicago breakfast spot Ina’s, Brooklyn native Ina Pinkney tells us how her passion for baking led to long-term success in the restaurant business. Offering intimate reflections on her life, she shares her childhood battle with polio and efforts to raise awareness about the disease. Ina is a vivacious narrator, an entrepreneur ahead of her time, who found a recipe for success in compassion, exacting standards and sheer willpower.
Tickets: Arts & Culture Star Arts Patrons: Complimentary
Film and/or Literary Society members: $54.00; Guests: $60.00
Dir: Mercedes Kane;2015 USA, 50 min, English
Monday, March 27: JCC Boynton Beach
Tuesday, March 28: 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
Wednesday, May 17: JCC Boynton Beach
Thursday, May 18: 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.