The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). In 2017 the NJFF will celebrate its 17th year of bringing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films to the Nashville community.
Mon, Oct 23 at 12:15pm
Monday Matinee! A joyous celebration turns into disaster when a women’s balcony at an Orthodox synagogue collapses during a bar mitzvah party injuring a number of people and leaving the senior rabbi in a state of shock.
Tue, Oct 24 at 7:00pm
In 1943, 13-year-old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to a foster home for Jewish children in Italy.
Thu, Oct 26 at 7:00pm
Based on Nicole Krauss’s award-winning novel, THE HISTORY OF LOVE is a sprawling saga of undaunted ardor and merciless twists of fate.
Mon, Oct 30 at 7:00pm
Barney Frank, a polarizing and revolutionary Jewish figure in American politics, shaped the debate around progressive values and gay rights in the US Congress for over 40 years.
Wed, Nov 1 at 7:00pm
Rising through the ranks of Hungary’s far–right extremist party, Csanád Szegedi has built a career of denying the Holocaust and dehumanizing Jews. His world is rocked upon learning a long–held family secret...
Thu, Nov 2 at 7:00pm
The 1930s tune “Body and Soul,” composed by Jewish songwriter Johnny Green, introduced on Broadway by Jewish torch singer Libby Holman, and first recorded as a jazz piece by Louis Armstrong. It’s a link both sympathetic and contentious.
Tue, Nov 7 at 7:00pm
Starlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds “Inventor” to the list.
Thu, Nov 9 at 7:00pm
MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE follows artist and cult filmmaker Philippe Mora as he uncovers his father’s remarkable exploits, specifically his father’s friendship with Marcel Marceau.
Tue, Oct 17 at 7:30pm
Opening Night! LOVING HENRI is the poignant story of Henri Landwirth, a Holocaust survivor whose life of success and accolades pales in comparison to the numbness he’s desperate to overcome.
Thu, Oct 19 at 7:00pm
A contemporary adaptation of the biblical tale of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, set in the world of the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra.