Jewish Film Festival coming to local theater

Tracy Simmons

A movie about Ruth Gruber will be shown at the Jewish Film Festival/Wikipedia Photo

The annual Jewish Cultural Film Festival is just a few weeks away.

Movies about notable Jewish academics, entertainers and events will be featured beginning March 22 at The Magic Lantern. On March 24 at 7:30 p.m. a reception will be held to celebrate the festival’s eighth year.

Rabbi Tamar Malino, executive director of Jewish Area Family Services, will facilitate a discussion following the final film on March 25.

The event is sponsored by Jewish Area Family Services. Tickets for each movie are $10, or $7 for seniors and children. They can be purchased at the Lantern or online.

Ahead of Time,” 7:30 p.m., March 22

This film documents the life of Ruth Gruber, who became the world’s youngest Ph.D. recipient at the age of 20.

Mahler on the Couch,” 8 p.m., March 24

This film is about the real-life marriage of Gustav Mahler and his tempestuous wife Alma Schindler Mahler.

Viva Espania: A Tale in Four Octaves,” 6:30 p.m., March 25

This film explores the life of Israeli singer Hanna Aharoni.

Degania: The World’s First Kibbutz Fights its Last Battle,” following the first film.

This is a documentary about the privatization of the world’s first kibbutz, Degania.


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