Columbia Jewish Film Festival

Description

The Columbia Jewish Film Festival is part of the ever-growing landscape of Jewish Film Festivals organized in the U.S. and abroad. In its 17th year, the Columbia festival is dedicated to bringing new, sometimes controversial, always thought-provoking films with Jewish and related themes to a diverse audience.

Schedule

Oct 10

Monsieur Mayonnaise

This film is a part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival 2017.

Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00pm

Director: Trevor Graham

In this documentary, French-born artist Philippe Mora recounts the experiences of his father during the French Resistance through the creation of a graphic novel.

Oct 15

The Last Laugh

This film is a part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival 2017.

Sunday, October 15 at 5:30pm

Director: Ferne Pearlstein

Comedians and actors join Holocaust survivors to discuss the ethics of humor about the Shoah.

Oct 15

Student Short Film Competition winners and Joe’s Violin

Sunday, October 15 at 2:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Director: Kahane Cooperman

The theme of this year’s student short film competition is “Tikkun Olam,” acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. In the Academy Award winning Joe’s Violin , a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor's violin donation changes a young girl’s life.

All middle school, high school, and college students in South Carolina are eligible to participate in the Columbia Jewish Film Festival Student Short Film Competition. Winners will receive cash prizes in each of the three divisions. For more information please email [email protected]

Oct 17

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

This film is a part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival 2017.

Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00pm

Director: Barak Heymann and Tomer Heymann

Winner of the Panorama Award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. At the age of 21 Saar Maoz, a gay and HIV-positive Israeli, expatriates to the UK after being expelled from his kibbutz. Set to the soundtrack of the London Gay Men’s Chorus, W ho’s Gonna Love Me Now is a moving story of family, acceptance and cultural identity.

Oct 22

There Are Jews Here

This film is a part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival 2017.

Sunday, October 22 at 3:00pm

Director: Brad Lichtenstein

There Are Jews Here tells the story of dwindling Jewish communities. Examining experiences in Texas, Montana, Pennsylvania and Alabama, There Are Jews Here captures the inner strength that drives people to maintain their identities despite isolation and loneliness. The film celebrates its subjects while cautioning viewers about the possible loss of Jewish heritage and history.

Oct 22

Aida's Secrets

This film is a part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival 2017.

Sunday, October 22 at 5:30pm

Director: Klon Schwarz

Family secrets, lies and high drama unfold across generations in this international story that begins during World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st-century family reunion.

Oct 24

Amor

This film is a part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival 2017.

Director: Raphael Rebibo

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm

After years of wandering, Daniel returns to his childhood home in Israel to find that the love of his life, a former ballet teacher, lies bedridden with no hope of recovery. This thoughtful Israeli romance invites viewers to contemplate the true nature of love and life as it considers the “right to die.”

Oct 29

The Pickle Recipe

This film is a part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival 2017.

Sunday, October 29 at 3:00pm

Director: Michael Manasseri

Desperate for cash, a down on his luck party emcee attempts to steal his grandmother's top secret pickle recipe.