14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019

Special Events

Always more than just a night at the movies!


Q&As/Panel Discussions/Receptions

March 28 - A Bag of Marbles

Opening night! Reception at 6:15 PM. Q&A with Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Professor Emeritus of French and Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University.

March 29 - Chasing Portraits

Q&A with Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Professor Emeritus of French and Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University. Light refreshments served.

March 31 - An Act of Defiance

Light brunch buffet at 9:45 AM.

March 31 - 93Queen

Discussion with Mara Benjamin, Chair of Jewish Studies, and Jacquelyne Luce, Lecturer in Gender Studies, at Mount Holyoke College. Light refreshments served.

April 2 - Who Will Write Our History

Discussion with Bill Newman, civil rights attorney and WHMP radio talk show host; Lawrence Hott, documentary filmmaker and co-owner of Hott Productions/Florentine Films; and and Scott Hartblay, Associate Professor of Social Work, at Elms College. Moderated by Martin Pion, Director, Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies, Elms College.

April 2 - Isaac Bashevis Singer Double Feature

Q&A with David Mazower, bibliographer and editorial director at the Yiddish Book Center.

April 3 - An Act of Defiance

Introduction and Q&A with Stephen Clingman, Distinguished Professor of English at UMass Amherst, and author of the award-winning Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary.

April 4 - The Invisibles

Q&A with Christian Rogowski, Professor of European Studies and German at Amherst College.

April 4 - Shoelaces

Introduction by Kelley St. Clair, Director of Early Learning at Tate Behavioral.

April 5 - Chasing Portraits

Introduction by Nancy Katz, artist and arts educator, Nancy Katz/Wilmark Studios.

April 5 - Itzhak

Light refreshments served.

April 6 - Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Dessert reception at 7:15 PM. Drawing to win Team Israel cap autographed by former Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway. Plus poster giveaways and more!

April 6 - Left Luggage

Live music at 7:00 PM.

April 7 - Fig Tree

Q&A with Rabbi Yafa Chase, Director of Western Massachusetts Programs, Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

 

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