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The J to host 28th Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival at Marcus Des Peres Cinema
By: St. Louis Jewish Film Festival
The festival presents a selection of documentary and feature films from around the world. While all films depict a piece of the Jewish experience, the themes are universal and are meant to appeal to all, regardless of faith.
"This festival promises to be one of our strongest lineups of films in recent years. We have a great mix of features, documentaries, and even a film homage to Fiddler on the Roof which promises to be a big hit with audiences," said Rabbi Brad Horwitz, Chief Jewish Engagement Officer. "We are also excited that Cinema St. Louis has agreed to co-sponsor the festival."
The festival will kick off on Sunday, March 12 with "Farewell Mr. Haffman" at 4pm. The French film is set in Paris 1942 and about François Mercier, who is an ordinary man who only aspires to start a family with the woman he loves, Blanche. He is also the employee of a talented jeweler, Mr. Mann. But faced with the German occupation, the two men will have no other choice but to conclude an agreement whose consequences, over the months, will upset the fate of our three characters.
The festival continues through March 16 with 14 films, ranging from countries like Israel, South Africa, Russia, Portugal, Austria and more.
Beginning February 1, updated information, trailers and complete film lineup and details, including ticket sales info will be available at stljewishfilmfestival.org. (http://stljewishfilmfestival.org)
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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