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.