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  • Cinemark Oakley Station, 3025 Disney Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
  • Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Scheuer Chapel, 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
  • Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
  • Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

 

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Thursday, February 27 at 7:30pm

 

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Mayerson JCC

2013 | Comedy | 90 Minutes | Eytan Fox | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles 

Enjoy cupcakes after the film, sponsored by Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

A group of friends are unexpectedly thrust into the international spotlight where flashy costumes and eccentric personalities collide in an over-the-top and hysterical production. Watching Cupcakes is like taking an extravagant 90-minute vacation from reality.

Awards: Best Feature Award: Iris Prize, UK

In partnership with Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

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PAST FILMS

Saturday, February 8 at 8pm

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Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Schauer Chapel

1918 | Drama | 66 minutes | Eugen Illés & Victor Janson | USA | Silent, with English intertitles


Stay after the film for a festive dessert reception, and private meet-and-greet with the musicians.

A LIVE MULTI-MEDIA EVENT! Grammy-winner and internationally renowned klezmer violinist & composer Alicia Svigals, and jazz pianist Marilyn Lerner, bring to life this silent cinematic classic that portrays a woman’s struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identities, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

Remarkably progressive for its time, the film explores anti-semitism, gender bias, and human trafficking in Imperialist Russia. Svigals crafted a lush score, which she performs live with Lerner. Klezmer and other Eastern European folk traditions, 20th-century classical composers such as Béla Bartók and Ernest Bloch, European café music, and contemporary improvisation, inspire the composition.

Post-film speaker: Dr. Michael Meyer, Emeritus Professor of History at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
In partnership with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
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Opening Night Film and Reception: J Member $36; Public $40 or
Festival Pass: J Member $65; Public $75 (includes Opening Night and all other films; best value)

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Monday, February 10 at 7:30pm

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Cinemark Oakley Station

2012 | Drama | 99 minutes | Dror Sabo | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles 

Alienated from a society that no longer seems to have a place for them, two elderly ex-soldiers undertake a vigilante campaign against injustice and disrespect on the streets of Tel Aviv. Part romantic thriller, part vigilante actioner, Eagles is a deeply dark comedy with commentary on contemporary values and flashbacks to the idealism of 1948.

Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2012


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Thursday, February 13 at 8pm

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Kenwood Theatre

2011 I Drama I 94 minutes I Leo Khasin I Germany I German with English subtitles

Open to everyone, special pricing for ages 21 - 40

From the moment he was born, Ali has been told to hate the Jews. Succumbing to peer pressure, he vandalizes the apartment of a Jewish War veteran. What starts out as hatred leads to an unimaginable and life-changing bond.
  
Awards: Audience Best Feature Film: Miami Jewish Film Festival, 2013; Grand Prix Award: Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2012

In partnership with YPs at the JCC, Access for Jewish Young Professionals
*Some tickets remain for sale at the door.
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Sunday, February 16 at 3:30pm

My_LIfe_in_Stills_lo_res.gifTHE ZIGZAG KID
Cinemark Oakley Station

2012 | Drama | 95 minutes | Bal Vincent | Belgium & The Netherlands | Dutch, English and French with English subtitles | Family-friendly

Based on the popular novel by David Grossman, The Zigzag Kid is a delightful mixture of genres - a detective story and coming-of-age tale, with a dose of romance. High production values, a fabulous 1960s soundtrack, and a series of chases on trains, scooters, and cars make it an endearing tale about identity and following one’s best hunches.

Awards: Golden Elephant Award - Best Screenplay: International Children’s Film Festival in India 2013

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Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30pm

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Kenwood Theatre

2012 | Documentary | 90 Minutes | Rachel Goslins | USA | English

Participate in a talk-back with Sarah Weiss, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Executive Director

The remarkable story of the Muslim men and women of Albania who saved the lives of nearly 2,000 Jews during World War II is told through the prism of two men. One is an Albanian Muslim who must fufill his “besa” — an honor code; the other is an American Jew who documents his quest. The film is a powerful look at an historic example of basic human solidarity.

Awards: Best Documentary: Washington Jewish Film Festival, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, and Jewish Eye Film Festival

In partnership with The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education

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Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30pm

BlankBullet_lo_res.gifTHE CEREMONY
Cinemark Oakley Station

2013 | Documentary | 85 minutes | Avi Weissblei | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles

Reflection by Yair Cohen, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Community Shaliach (Emissary) from Israel

At 80 years of age, Colonel David Rokni is organizing the national ceremony for Israel’s Independence Day, a task he has done each year for the last 30 years. When unforseen circumstances occur, Rokni has to cope with an unfamiliar situation that will transform his life. 
Awards: Audience Award: DocAviv 2013

In partnership with Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Israel Programs

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Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1pm

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Mayerson JCC

2011 I Drama I 94 minutes I Leo Khasin I Germany I German with English subtitles

Enjoy a dessert reception sponsored by Silver Circle

From the moment he was born, Ali has been told to hate the Jews. Succumbing to peer pressure, he vandalizes the apartment of a Jewish War veteran. What starts out as hatred leads to an unimaginable and life-changing bond.
 
Awards: Audience Best Feature Film: Miami Jewish Film Festival, 2013; Grand Prix Award: Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2012

In partnership with Silver Circle of Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Discount tickets for the Feb. 20 screening available for Jewish Federation Silver Circle members! Contact Rick Lefton (513) 985-1526 or rlefton@jfedcin.org for more info.

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Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30pm

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Kenwood Theatre

2011 | Documentary | 58 min | Naomi Levari | Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles

Ameer, a young Arab-Israeli Muslim, volunteers to join the Israeli Defense Forces with the innocent belief that with his induction, he will be viewed as an equal citizen. Navigating Jewish and Palestinian societies, he embarks on a tough voyage to civic and self definition. Ameer, an eternal optimist, wishes to be both a proud Arab and an enthusiastic Israeli, while his only enemy is reality. This documentary is touching and also timely, at a moment where the issue of Arabs in the Israeli military is hotly debated.

Awards: Israeli academy award nominee 2012; Special Mention: Jerusalem International film festival 2011

In partnership with Jewish Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

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Wednesday, February 26 at 1pm

My_LIfe_in_Stills_lo_res.gifBESA: THE PROMISE
Mayerson JCC

2012 | Documentary | 90 Minutes | Rachel Goslins | USA | English

The remarkable story of the Muslim men and women of Albania who saved the lives of nearly 2,000 Jews during World War II is told through the prism of two men. One is an Albanian Muslim who must fufill his “besa” — an honor code; the other is an American Jew who documents his quest. The film is a powerful look at an historic example of basic human solidarity.

Awards: Best Documentary: Washington Jewish Film Festival, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, and Jewish Eye Film Festival

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