Ner Tamid film fest to focus on immigration

Ner Tamid film fest to focus on immigration

Topol as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof”
Topol as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof”

IMMIGRATION — Its Challenges and Its Blessings will be the theme of the 2018 TNT Film Festival, a weekend of screenings and discussions, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 2-4, at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield.


Friday, Nov. 2, following erev Shabbat service at 8 p.m.

“Sin Pais” (“Without Country”) — This short documentary explores the complex and emotional journey surrounding a deportation that separates parents and children. A discussion following the film will be led by Ner Tamid’s Rabbi Marc Katz.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m.

Interactive “Fiddler on the Roof” — The screening of the 1971 musical starring Topol will include a “comfort food” dinner and themed decor and props, while audience members — who are asked to come dressed as an Anatevka villager — watch and sing along. Attendees may sign up to bring a potato or noodle kugel or a dessert.

The cost is $40. Registration is required; contact 973-338-1500 or

Sunday, Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m.

For kids: The animated feature “An American Tale” tells the story of Fievel Mousekewitz and his family, who escape the Cos-Cats (aka Cossacks) in the Old Country and immigrate to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Water, juice, and popcorn will be available.

For adults: A screening of “Clinica de Migrantes,” about a volunteer-run clinic that provides free medical care to undocumented immigrants. The documentary’s filmmaker, Maxim Poxdorovkin, will take part in a discussion led by congregants Raphaela Neihausen and Thom Powers, film and festival producers.

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