• 4:00pm Mon. "Man On The Bus" Festival Closing Film
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 23, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Can a secret change who you are? Mysterious events unfold and reveal how Martha, a Polish holocaust survivor, managed to lead a double life in Australia.
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  • 1:30pm Mon. "Avalon" JFFWCT Classic Film
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Based on the family history of director Barry Levinson, Avalon follows the immigrant Krichinsky clan as they settle in Baltimore during the early 20th century.
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  • 12:00pm Mon. Dramatic Shorts IV
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    An eclectic mix of Israeli & Middle Eastern short format films.
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  • 6:15pm Sun. "Golda's Balcony, The Film" Connecticut Premiere Meet n' Greet Recep. And Q&A With Producer: David Fishelson
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 22, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    The "Cinderella movie of the Season!" WINNER! "BEST FILM" Audience Favorite Awards at ALL 11 of its Competitive Festivals to date!
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  • 4:15pm Sun. "The Tobacconist" Multiple Award Winner!
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 22, 2019, 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler. A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
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  • 2:45pm Sun "Ghetto Uprising - The Untold Story"
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 22, 2019, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world, but it’s generally accepted story is incomplete.
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  • 7:45pm Mon. "King BiBi" JFFWCT
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 16, 2019, 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    The remarkable and controversial story of Benjamin Netanyahu's rise to power, reflected through four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/349910343
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  • 6:00pm Mon. "Diamonds In The Snow" Q&A With Director and Holocaust Survivor: Mira Reym Binford
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Thousands of Jewish children lived in the Polish city of Bedzin before the Holocaust. Barely a dozen survived the community’s destruction. Through interviews, rare archival film and photos, this critically-acclaimed, award-winning documentary tells the story of three of children.
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  • 4:15pm Mon. "FIG Tree"
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 16, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Mina is 16 years old. The Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. The family is Jewish and is planning to flee Ethiopia for Israel, where Mina's mother awaits their reunion.
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  • 3:00pm Mon. Dramatic Shorts III
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    An eclectic mix of Israeli & Middle Eastern short format films.
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  • 1:15pm Mon. “Also Life Is An Art - The Case Max Emden”
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 16, 2019, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Almost no one knows the name Max Emden today - but his department stores are already familiar: the KaDeWe in Berlin, the Operpollinger in Munich, the Allas department store in Stockholm or Corvin Ahuraz in Budapest. During the Nazi occupation his wealth and art collection were confiscated leaving...
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  • 12:00pm Mon. Dramatic Shorts II
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    An eclectic mix of Israeli & Middle Eastern short format films.
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  • 6:15pm Sun. "David" Meeting n'Greet and Q&A With Director & Producer: Joel Fendelman
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 15, 2019, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    A group of Jewish boys mistake a young Muslim boy as a fellow classmate at their orthodox school, in the neighboring Jewish community.
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  • 4:00pm Sun. “The Light of The Fire” & “The Time In Between” Q&A With Director: Bentzi Avtzon
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    American-Israeli artist, Yoram Raanan comes to grips after 40 years of work is destroyed by fire. Three individuals who came of age in the turbulent America of the Vietnam War era reflect on their lifelong journeys and the moments that shaped them.
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  • 2:45pm Sun. "Sustainable Nation" Water Solutions From The Desert!
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 15, 2019, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Sustainable Nation, the new hour-long documentary from Imagination Productions, follows three individuals who are doing their part to bring sustainable water solutions to an increasingly thirsty planet.
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  • 8:00pm Mon. "It Happened In Havana: A Yidish Love Story: & "Cuba's Forgotten Jewels"
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 09, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    “It Happened In Havana: A Yidish Love Story” & “Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana” Q&A with “It Happened In Havana” Director: Judy Schiller It Happened in Havana - Trailer: https://vimeo.com/230971609 Cuba's Forgotten Jewels - Trailer: https://vimeo.com/230971609
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  • 6:15pm Mon. "The Last Suit" Multiple Award Winning Film!
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 09, 2019, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    At 88, Abraham Bursztein sees his world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn’t about to go quietly.
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  • 4:30pm Mon. “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel”
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 09, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • 3:15pm Mon. “More Alive Than Dead” The Freud Wars!
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 09, 2019, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Some say he's a genius: That he was a hundred years ahead of his time; That he released humanity from the shackles of oppression, religion and hypocrisy.Others say he swindled “his” theories from others; That he was a con-man and a greedy liar that actually polluted humanity’s moral values.
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  • 1:45pm Mon. Dramatic Shorts I
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 09, 2019, 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    An eclectic mix of Israeli & Middle Eastern short format films.
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  • 12:00pm Mon. "The Assassination"
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 09, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    On Friday, June 16, 1933, while walking with his wife Sima on the beach in Tel Aviv, Chaim Arlosoroff - a promising leader and a rising star in the Zionist movement - was shot dead at the age of 34 by two unknown assailants. Now, 85 years later, it is time to revisit the investigation into the past.
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  • Opening Night Film "The Wedding Plan"
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 08, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    "The Wedding Plan" 110 min. Israel. Starring:Noa Koler, Oz Zehavi, Amos Tamam and Irit Sheleg. Synopsis: When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.
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  • Opening Night VIP Red Carpet Premiere Reception
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
    Sep 08, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
    Stroll the Red Carpet, wave off the Paparazzi and head to your first glass of champaign and sumptuous bites provided by our caterer's servers. Then enjoy the opening night film "The Wedding Plan" and post discussion.
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Jewish Film Festival of Western Connecticut 2019