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

Opening Night

A poignant crowd-pleaser with cross-over appeal that challenges your emotions and engages the human spirit.
– Fresh Fiction

A Bag of Marbles

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 PM
Rave Cinemas/Cinemark, West Springfield

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 PM
Greenfield Garden Cinemas, Greenfield

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, A Bag of Marbles tells the story of two young Jewish brothers in German-occupied France who, with a mind-boggling mix of mischievousness, courage, and ingenuity, will be forced to fend for themselves in order to survive the enemy invasion and try to bring their family back together. In 1941 Paris, with the merciless persecution of Jews underway, young Joseph and Maurice are forced to flee their home and make their way to the "free zone" in Southern France. Suspenseful and heartwarming, the film features stunning scenery, immaculate period detail, and an ensemble of outstanding performances.

March 28: 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. This program is supported in part by a grant from the West Springfield Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council,

Winner, 6 Best Drama Audience Awards

DRAMA | 2017 | 110 MINUTES

Recommended for ages 10 and up




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