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2022 SUMMER FILM SERIES
July 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
The Mobile Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce our IN-PERSON Summer Film Series lineup of films and events.
We can’t wait to once again…SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES.
2022 Film Selections
JUNE 19 AT 2:00 PM AT AHAVAS CHESED
A Jewish prisoner pretends to be Iranian to escape being shot and is then forced to teach Farsi, a language he doesn’t speak, to a Nazi superior in the film from Ukrainian-born, Canada-based director Vadim Perelman (The House of Sand and Fog). “Inspired by true events,” and based on a short story by Wolfgang Kohlhaase, this meticulously polished Holocaust tale offers something of a new angle on largely familiar material.
Winner: Best Narrative Film at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
July 14 at 2:00 PM at Mobile Museum of Art
Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw-based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community until he was murdered at Majdanek concentration camp. After the Holocaust, Moshe’s wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter Elizabeth has searched for the missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success.
No Admission Charge for this film, but reservations are required.
BREAKING BREAD: Reita Franco Memorial Film
JULY 24 AT 2:00 PM AHAVAS CHESED SYNAGOGUE
Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel – the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef – is on a quest to make social change through food. And so, she founded the A-sham Arabic Food Festival, where pairs of Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on exotic dishes like kishek (a Syrian yogurt soup), and qatayef (a dessert typically served during Ramadan). A film about hope, synergy and mouthwatering fare, Breaking Bread illustrates what happens when people focus on the person, rather than her religion; on the public, rather than the politicians.
After the Film: Join us for a delicious selection of Mediterranean appetizers.
AUGUST 21 AT 2:00 PM AT SPRINGHILL AVENUE TEMPLE
The Crossing tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto’s parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.
Winner: Best Narrative Film at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival