The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). In 2018 the NJFF will celebrate its 18th year of bringing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films to the Nashville community.
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Wed, Oct 3 at 7:30pm
Opening Night: Cocktail Supper at Cabana (5:30pm). The true story of a Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox who is recruited by a US intelligence agency to go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb.
Thu, Oct 4 at 7:00pm
Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.
Tue, Oct 9 at 7:00pm
Yoel, a meticulous historian leading a significant debate against Holocaust deniers, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. Will he risk everything to discover the truth?
Wed, Oct 10 at 7:00pm
In Argentina in the early 20th century, the “Impure” referred to Argentinian Jewish pimps and prostitutes. They were vicious organization leaders and brothel owners who practiced religious lives while trafficking thousands of unfortunate Eastern-European Jewish women.
Thu, Oct 11 at 7:00pm
A gay German baker and the Israeli widow of the man they both loved connect after his death. This is a delicate and graceful exploration of the fluidity of desire and sexuality.
Mon, Oct 15 at 12:15pm
Monday Matinee: Lunch available at 11:30am with reservation. The unlikely story of the 2000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry. Infused with music and dancing, it unabashedly oozes Bollywood as it uses film motifs to drive the narrative.
Tue, Oct 16 at 7:00pm
Free popcorn for Veterans & Active Duty Military. In their own words, veterans both unknown and famous from army nurses to Mel Brooks to Henry Kissinger bring their war experiences to life: how they struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks and emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish.
Thu, Oct 18 at 7:00pm
What happens when a rabbinical matchmaker, a Hasidic couple and a single, explore the precise meaning of humanity’s most powerful word? Using downright silliness, Kosher Love reveals that we’re all the same in our search for love.
Wed, Oct 24 at 7:00pm
Two mysterious strangers appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, post WWII, the people of the village are preparing for the wedding of the son of the clerk, but the bride’s former fiancé returns. Within a few hours, everything changes - secrets, sins, reckoning, betrayal, and confrontation ensue.
Thu, Oct 25 at 7:00pm
Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews, home movies and diaries, this film offers a window into the honest, whimsical world of a beloved performer. Featuring interviews from SNL cast members, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler and Martin Short.
Tue, Oct 30 at 7:00pm
The story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive is the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts. This film commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Thu, Nov 1 at 7:00pm
Closing Night: Complimentary Bubbly, L’Chaim! In this sensational adaptation of author Romain Gary’s memoir, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Pierre Niney star in a story of a man driven to greatness while in search of maternal approval.