St. Louis Jewish Film Festival's "Diverse Film Universe" Continues in July and August

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ST. LOUIS - June 14, 2018 - PRLog -- The St. Louis Jewish Film Festival continues its 23rd year with two more exciting events at the JCC Arts & Entertainment Building.

Sunday, July 15th at 4:00pm Big Sonia Sonia Warshawski spent her teenage years shuttled between concentration camps and is one of the last survivors in Kansas City. The vibrant 91year old shares her story with students and prisoners. Even as she seeks to inspire others, she faces eviction from a dying shopping mall.  Her first person narrative is artfully illustrated with animations inspired by her drawings. Introducing the film is Debbie Warshawski, St. Louisan and Daughter of Sonia. The film is sponsored by the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center and the Feldman Family Education Institute of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.

Sunday, August 19th at 4:00pm An Act of Defiance This powerful and captivating film take place is South Africa in 1963, 10 men- some black-some Jewish are arrested for conspiring to commit sabotage against the Apartheid state and its government. Led by fellow defendant Nelson Mandela and represented by courageous lawyer Bram Fischer, the group pleads not guilty, shifting attention to the corrupt and grossly unjust political system. .This nail-biting thriller is filled with courtroom intrigue and explores the little known involvement of South African Jews in condemning Apartheid. Introducing the film is Stephen Cohen, South African born, and Vice President of Special Projects, Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

These films will screen at the JCC Arts & Entertainment Building at 4 p.m.  Tickets are $13.00...student tickets (age 16 and under) are $8.00. Call the Jewish Film Festival hotline to purchase by phone. (314-442-3179)

Purchase tickets by phone 314 442-3179 or online at brownpapertickets.com
View the complete Film Festival schedule at https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-film-festival/

These films will screen at the JCC Arts & Entertainment Building at 4 p.m.  Tickets are $13.00...student tickets (age 16 and under) are $8.00.

Purchase tickets by phone 314 442-3179 or online at brownpapertickets.com
View the complete Film Festival schedule at stljewishfilmfestival.org

This year's Jewish Film Festival co-chairs are Marilyn Brown and Jeffrey Korn. The Jewish Film Festival is a program of the Jewish Community Center.

ABOUT THE J:
The J is an interactive, multi-generational gathering place that offers a variety of programs and services to both the St. Louis Jewish community, and the community at large. The Jewish Community Center provides educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building and recreational programming and offers two, state-of-the art fitness facilities, all designed to promote physical and spiritual growth. Everyone is welcome at the J.

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