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Nashville Jewish Film Festival 2018

Nashville Jewish Film Festival 2018

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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Upcoming Screenings

NJFF: THE CATCHER WAS A SPY

NJFF: THE CATCHER WAS A SPY

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.

NJFF: ITZHAK

NJFF: ITZHAK

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.

NJFF: THE TESTAMENT

NJFF: THE TESTAMENT

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?

NJFF: THE IMPURE

NJFF: THE IMPURE

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.

NJFF: THE CAKEMAKER

NJFF: THE CAKEMAKER

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.

NJFF: SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

NJFF: SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

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.

NJFF: GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR II

NJFF: GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR II

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.

NJFF: KOSHER LOVE

NJFF: KOSHER LOVE

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.

NJFF: 1945

NJFF: 1945

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.

NJFF: LOVE, GILDA

NJFF: LOVE, GILDA

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.

NJFF: WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY

NJFF: WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY

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.

NJFF: PROMISE AT DAWN

NJFF: PROMISE AT DAWN

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.

This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Thursday

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSTHE WIFETHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTRental Screening: POPPYSEED: The Story of Naomi TaylorMADELINE'S MADELINEBLAZEMANDY

Friday

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTTHE WIFELET THE CORPSES TANTHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

Saturday

THE FURIES: Introduction from Elyce Helford, Middle Tennessee State University (1:45pm)
THE WIFETHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSTHE FURIESTHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTLET THE CORPSES TANI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

Sunday

JOHNNY GUITAR: Introduction from Mark Wollaeger, Vanderbilt University (1:45pm)
Essential Westerns wrap-up conversation (4:00pm)
THE WIFETHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSJOHNNY GUITARTHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTLET THE CORPSES TANI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

Monday

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSTHE WIFELET THE CORPSES TANTHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

Tuesday

THE WIFETHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTLET THE CORPSES TANTHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

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