Screenings:

JANUARY 25th, 3:30PM
CINEMARK PALACE 20

FEBRUARY 1st, 3:30PM
COBB THEATER

FEBRUARY 5th, 1:30PM
FRANK CINEBOWL

 

THERE ARE JEWS HERE

South Florida Premiere

Director: Brad Lichtenstein and Morgan Elise Johnson; USA 2016, 90 min, English

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A poignant documentary that examines the challenges of Jewish life in small town America. Focusing on four tiny Jewish communities, the film shows what happens to a congregation when there are scarcely enough Jews left to form a minyan much less to maintain a vibrant Jewish community. Taking us to Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Dothan, Alabama; Laredo, Texas; and Butte, Montana, the filmmakers use the Jewish communities of these towns, as a kind of allegory of displacement in society as a whole. Of course, Jews in America today leave small towns voluntarily in order to join larger communities, so the effect of the film is less tragic than bittersweet. But the film offers an unusual and intriguing look at a segment of American Jewish life that is rarely examined.   Special Invited Guests: Stephanie Butler, Jewish Family Sevices,Cinemark and Film