THE JCC of Central New Jersey’s Jewish Film Festival will run from Wednesday, Oct. 16, through Tuesday, Nov. 12. The festival opens with “Love in Suspenders,” a light-hearted comedy about the relationship between two people with very different personalities. The four other films being screened include documentaries and dramas such as “The Other Story” — on Oct. 28 — about the complications that arise when a dysfunctional Israeli family tries to lure their daughter away from Orthodox Judaism.
The festival closes with “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles,” the story of the Broadway sensation and its impact around the world, featuring interviews with Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Chaim Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Fran Lebowitz, and others.
The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Film underwriters include Evalyn Dunn Gallery in Westfield, Citrin Cooperman, Gitterman Wealth Management/Elias and Susan Rauch, Doris Buttery and family, Renee and David Golush, and numerous sponsors.
All films will be screened at 7:30 p.m. at the AMC Mountainside 10 in Mountainside. Tickets can be purchased at jccnj.org, by mail, or in person at the JCC in Scotch Plains. For more information, visit jccnj.org or call 908-889-8800, ext. 208.