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Cleveland Jewish FilmFest 2015

Save the Date for the 2016 Cleveland Jewish FilmFest: September 8-18

Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, attendees and FilmFest committee for making the 2015 Mandel JCC's Cleveland Jewish FilmFest such a tremendous success! More than 5000 people attended our outstanding films and documentaries. Check out last year's screenings below.

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Opening Night: The Last Mentsch
Thurs, Oct 8 / 7 pm / Shaker Square Cinemas

Director: Pierre-Henry Salfati • Germany • 2014 • 93 minutes • German with English subtitles • Drama

Once in a Lifetime
Fri, Oct 9 / 1 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre 

Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar • France • 2014 • 105 Minutes • French with English subtitles • Drama

Apples from the Desert
Sat, Oct 10 / 9 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre AND

Tues, Oct 13 / 1 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Arik Lubetzky & Matti Harari • Israel • 2014 • 87 minutes • Hebrew with subtitles • Drama

Deli Man
Sun, Oct 11 / 10 am / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou • USA • 2014 • 90 minutes • English • Documentary

 

Belle & Sebastian
Sun, Oct 11 / 2:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre

Director: Nicolas Vainer • France • 2014 • 104 minutes • French with subtitles • Drama

Raise the Roof
Sun, Oct 11 / 5 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre 
Director: Yari Wolinsky • USA • 2014 • 84 minutes • English & Polish with subtitles • Documentary

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Sun, Oct 11 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre 
Director: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz • Israel, France & Germany • 2014 • 116 minutes •  Hebrew & French with subtitles

Encirclements
Mon, Oct 12 / 1 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre

Director: Lee Gilat • Israel • 2014 • 98 minutes • Hebrew with subtitles • Drama

Let's Go!
Mon, Oct 12 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre

Directors: Michael Verhoeven • Germany • 2014 • 89 minutes • German with subtitles • Drama

Remember
Mon, Oct 12 • 4 pm • Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Atom Egoyan • United States • 2015 • English 95 minutes • Drama

East Jerusalem West Jerusalem 
Tues, Oct 13 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre AND
Fri, Oct 16 / 2 pm / Chagrin Falls Public Library (FREE)
Director: Henrique Cymerman • Israel • 2014 • 80 minutes • Arabic, English & Hebrew with subtitles • Documentary

Little White Lie & Women in Sink 
Wed, Oct 14 / 2 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Lacy Schwartz • USA • 2014 • 66 minutes • English • Documentary

The Farewell Party
Wed, Oct 14 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre

Director: Sharon Maymon & Tal Granit • Israel & Germany • 2014 • 90 minutes • Hebrew with subtitles • Drama

Dough
Thurs, Oct 15 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: John Goldschmidt • United Kingdom & Hungary • 2014 • 94 minutes • English • Comedy

My Italian Secert: The Forgotten Heroes 
Thurs, Oct 15 / 7:30 pm / Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10

Director: Oren Jacoby • USA • 2014 • 92 minutes • English & Italian with subtitles • Documentary

Mr.Kaplan
Sat, Oct 17 / 9:30 pm / Chagrin Cinemas

Director: Alvaro Brechner • Uruguay • 2014 • 98 minutes • Spanish with subtitles • Comedy

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Sun, Oct 18 / 11 am / Mandel JCC 

Director: John Lollos • USA • 2014 • 75 minutes • English • Documentary


Zemene
Sun, Oct 18 / 2 pm (CORRECTED TIME) / Parma Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Rd. (FREE)  Director: Melissa Donovan • Ethiopia & USA • 2014 • 68 minutes • Amharic & English with subtitles • Documentary

Rosenwald
Sun, Oct 18 / 4 pm / Mandel JCC
Director: Aviva Kempner • USA • 2014 • 90 minutes • English • Documentary

 

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Breaking Home Ties
Sun, Oct 18 / 7 pm / CWRU - University Circle
Director: Frank Seltzer & George Rowlands • USA • 1922 • 78 minutes • Silient Movie • Drama
Live original soundtrack performed by pianist Donald Sosin & Violinist Joseph Morag.

Shorts Program
Sun, Oct 11 / 12:15 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre AND
Thurs, Oct 15 / 11 am / Cedar Lee Theatre

Films

  • The Funeral
  • Summer Vacation
  • Some Vacation
  • Salomea's Nose
  • I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked
  • First Born
  • Vishneva, Belarus, Soviet Union, Poland
  • Dear God

Bringing Back the Best
Lakewood Public Library / FREE

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Wed, Oct 14 / 7 pm / Main Library Auditorium
Director: Michael Kantor • 2013 • 90 minutes 

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus
Thurs, Oct 15 / 7 pm / Main Library Auditorium
Director: Steven Pressman • 2013 • 62 minutes 

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