• Wed, October 3 at 7:00 pm


    Dir. Alexa Karolinski, Germany, 2012, 76 min., NR, HD, Presented by the Nashville Jewish Film Festival
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    Part of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film”
    Co-sponsored by the Nashville Jewish Film Festival

    Oma & Bella is an intimate glimpse into the world of Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two friends who live together in Berlin. Having survived the Holocaust and then stayed in Germany after the war, it is the food they cook together that they remember their childhoods, maintain a bond to each other and answer questions of heritage, memory and identity. As the film follows them through their daily lives, a portrait emerges of two women with with a light sense of humor, vivid stories, and a deep fondness for good food. Created by Oma's granddaughter Alexa, the film captures their ongoing struggle to retain a part of their past while remaining very much engaged in the present.

    preceded by:

    Dir. Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari, USA, 2011, 10 min., NR, HD

    Aquadettes traces the journey of Margo Bouer as she faces aging and complications from Multiple Sclerosis while continuing her quest to find meaning and purpose in life as an athlete. A meditation on life, death, and synchronized swimming.