Event Details


Time: March 6, 2014 at 6pm to March 11, 2014 at 7pm
Location: Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
Street: 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map:…
Phone: 505-348-4500
Event Type: film, festival
Organized By: JCC and Congregation Albert
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2014

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Event Description

The ABQ Jewish Film Fest will screen a total of five films, and for this inaugural event, will be using two locations, the JCC and the African-American Performing Arts Center.  The line-up will showcase a rich and varied program of contemporary American, Canadian and Israeli films, with themes that range from Major League Baseball to Broadway to the Holocaust.

THE PIN Thursday 3/6 7:00pm at the JCC:                                                                                        This Canadian film is about two young Eastern Europeans hiding in a barn during World War II who speak Yiddish to each other. Naomi Jaye’s script touches on delicate notes of make-believe and isolation to create a mood of unadulterated romance in a story that combines the heartbreak of first love with a more deeply felt trauma. (2013, 85 minutes; in Yiddish w English subtitles).

BROADWAY MUSICALS - A JEWISH LEGACY     Saturday 3/8  7:30pm at the JCC  

Engaging, humorous and provocative; this film examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which provides insight, alongside standout performances and archival footage. (2012, 84 minutes)

THE GATEKEEPERS Sunday 3/9 1:00pm  at the African American Performing Arts Center                                    Academy Award Nominee Best Documentary, 2012.  This film provides an unprecedented look inside Israel’s Secret Service, featuring interviews with six former head of the Shin Bet. Shin Bet has dealt with conflict amid the quest for peace for nearly 50 years. For the first time, these men discuss the challenging truths and consequences of their counterterrorism mission. (2012, 101 minutes; in Hebrew w English subtitles)

Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story  Sunday 3/9 3:00pm at the African American Performing Arts Center

This acclaimed US documentary is narrated by actor Dustin Hoffman and highlights the contributions of Jewish Americans to the most American sport of them all: baseball.  Enjoy a rare interview with legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax and commentary from Larry King, Ron Howard, Al Rosen, Shawn Green. (2010, 91 minutes)                    

HAVA NAGILA Tues, 3/11 at 7 pm at the JCC                                                                                                                          It is instantly recognizable – musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games.  It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future.  In its own way, Hava Nagila encapsulates the Jewish journey over the past 150 years.  It also reveals the power of one song to express and sustain identity, to transmit lessons across generations and to bridge cultural divides and connect us all. (2012, 73 mins.)

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