Jewish Film Festival of Western Connecticut 2019

Film & Event Schedule

4:00pm Mon. "Man On The Bus" Festival Closing Film
Mon, Sep 23
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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4:15pm Sun. "The Tobacconist" Multiple Award Winner!
Sun, Sep 22
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"
Sun, Sep 22
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
Mon, Sep 16
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
Mon, Sep 16
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"
Mon, Sep 16
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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6:15pm Sun. "David" Meeting n'Greet and Q&A With Director & Producer: Joel Fendelman
Sun, Sep 15
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
Sun, Sep 15
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!
Sun, Sep 15
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"
Mon, Sep 09
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!
Mon, Sep 09
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”
Mon, Sep 09
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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Opening Night Film "The Wedding Plan"
Sun, Sep 08
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
Sun, Sep 08
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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