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Film festival showcases Jews around the world

Israeli President Shimon Peres at his interview with Nancy Spielberg and Roberta Grossman.     
Israeli President Shimon Peres at his interview with Nancy Spielberg and Roberta Grossman.     

The 15th annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, which features a roster of diverse and award-winning films, will be held from Oct. 29 to Nov. 9. All screenings and events will take place at the Regal Cinema Commerce Center, North Brunswick. The festival is sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and made possible through a grant from the Karma Foundation.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS (* indicates premiere)

Wednesday, Oct. 29

7:30 p.m.: Above and Beyond, with Nancy Spielberg, producer. Additional screening Tuesday, Nov. 4, noon, with Simon Spiegelman, a volunteer with the Israeli air force and infantry in 1948.

Thursday, Oct. 30

7:30 p.m.: Aftermath (Polish with English subtitles). Additional screening Thursday, Nov. 6 , 7:30 p.m., with Prof. Irena Grudzinska Gross, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University.

Sunday, Nov. 2

1 p.m.: Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent, with Prof. Clement Price, director, Center for Race, Ethnicity and the Modern Experience, Rutgers-Newark; and Rabbi Bennett Miller, Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple. Additional screening Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2:30 p.m., with Rachel Nierenberg Pasternak, one of the film’s directors, and Deborah Prinz, daughter of Joachim Prinz.

2:30 p.m.: The Sturgeon Queens, with Julie Cohen, director, producer, and writer.

3:45 p.m.: The Art Dealer* (French with English subtitles), with Brigitte Sion, New York University. 

4:30 p.m.: Little White Lie, with Lacey Schwartz, director. Additional screening Tuesday, Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m., with Schwartz (via Skype).

Tuesday, Nov. 4

7:30 p.m.: Before the Revolution (Hebrew with English subtitles), with director Dan Shadur.

Tickets range from $6 to $12 and advance purchase is strongly recommended. For festival schedule and ticket information, visit BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu or contact rujff@rci.rutgers.edu or 848-932-4166. 

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