April 12 - 26, 2015

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Sunday, April 12,  2:00 PM  |  A Matter of Size

A Matter of SizeJCC Goldstein Auditorium, Springfield

A hilarious and heart-warming tale about four overweight Israeli guys who quit their diets, embrace their fatness and learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling!

 

Sunday, April 12,  7:00 PM  |  24 Days

24 DaysWeinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton

The kidnapping and torture of a young French Jew, and the harrowing ordeal of his family, are dramatized in this white-knuckle thriller that sheds light on contemporary European anti-Semitism.

 

Monday, April 13,  7:00 PM  |  Bethlehem

BethlehemGarden Cinemas, Greenfield

A tick-tock cliffhanger centered on the tragic relationship between an Israeli intelligence agent and his conflicted Palestinian informant. Winner of 6 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.

 

Tuesday, April 14,  7:00 PM  |  Beneath the Helmet

Beneath the HelmetGlenbrook Middle School, Longmeadow

The transformation of Israeli teens from high school graduates to steadfast soldiers is captured in this tribute to the shared values of democracy and equality by some of Israel’s youngest citizens.

 

Wednesday, April 15,  7:30 PM  |  Self Made

Self MadeFlavin Auditorium, Isenberg 137, UMass, Amherst

Two women frustratingly stuck in a rut – one an Israeli artist, the other a Palestinian factory worker – swap identities in this novel and absurdly comic, dreamlike take on the Middle East conflict.

 

Thursday, April 16,  7:00 PM  |  Berlin Calling

Berlin CallingFuller Arts Building, Springfield College, Springfield

The journey of a second-generation Holocaust survivor’s search to uncover her father’s story reveals the emotional impact that is handed down through family across generations.

 

Saturday, April 18,  8:00 PM  |  Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with BashirPothole Pictures, Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls

An Israeli animated war documentary depicting director Ari Folman in search of his lost memories of his experience as a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War.

 

Saturday, April 18,  8:15 PM  |  Little White Lie

Little White LieStoddard Hall Auditorium, Smith College, Northampton

A young woman unravels a life-long facade of family secrets to come to terms with the hidden pieces of her life, as she explores the larger questions of race, redemption and self-discovery.

 

Sunday, April 19,  2:00 PM  |  Mamele

MamaleYiddish Book Center, Amherst

This early Yiddish “talkie” set in interwar Poland stars musical queen Molly Picon as the dutiful daughter with little time for herself until she discovers a handsome violinist across the courtyard.

 

Sunday, April 19,  2:00 PM  |  Stateless

StatelessJCC Goldstein Auditorium, Springfield

Chronicling the immigration of Soviet Jews to the U.S. in the late 1980’s, Stateless focuses on the question of why so many were denied refugee status at that time and how this was resolved.

 

Sunday, April 19,  7:00 PM  |  My Italian Secret

My Italian SecretGamble Auditorium, Art Building, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Narrated by Isabella Rossellini, this documentary tells the story of sports idol Gino Bartali and other courageous Italians who rescued Jews, partisans and other refugees from Nazi-occupied Italy.

 

Monday, April 20,  7:00 PM  |  Cupcakes

CupcakesGarden Cinemas, Greenfield

A perky group of fresh-scrubbed young Israelis finds themselves the underdogs in an international singing contest in this kitschy musical comedy directed by veteran Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox.

 

Monday, April 20,  7:00 PM  |  The Return

The ReturnAlumnae Library Theater, Elms College, Chicopee

A new generation struggles to create a vibrant and sustainable Jewish community in Poland, as told by four young women who were raised Catholic, only to discover in their teens they were Jewish.

 

Tuesday, April 21,  1:30 PM  |  When Comedy Went to School

When Comedy Went to SchoolJCC Goldstein Auditorium, Springfield

An entertaining portrait of this country’s greatest generation of comedians, who honed their craft in the Catskill Mountain resorts and went on to become worldwide legends.

 

Tuesday, April 21,  7:00 PM  |  Run Boy Run

Run Boy RunAmherst Cinema, Amherst

This superlative saga of courage and compassion tells the true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.

 

Wednesday, April 22,  7:00 PM  |  Bethlehem

BethlehemRave Cinemas, West Springfield

A tick-tock cliffhanger centered on the tragic relationship between an Israeli intelligence agent and his conflicted Palestinian informant. Winner of 6 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.

 

Thursday, April 23,  4:00 PM  |  Eichmann’s Fate

Eichmann's FateStirn Auditorium, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst

A thrilling, edge-of-your seat docudrama reflecting headlines that 50+ years ago reverberated around the world when Israel captured and executed Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann.

 

Thursday, April 23,  6:30 PM  |  Live and Become

film icons liveandbecomeGlenmeadow Retirement, Longmeadow

The epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984. A powerful film about the mysteries of survival, identity and the healing force of love.

 

Thursday, April 23,  7:30 PM  |  Eichmann’s Fate

Eichmann's FateStirn Auditorium, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst

A thrilling, edge-of-your seat docudrama reflecting headlines that 50+ years ago reverberated around the world when Israel captured and executed Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann.

 

Saturday, April 25,  8:15 PM  |  Zero Motivation

Zero MotivationStoddard Hall Auditorium, Smith College, Northampton

A stir-crazy platoon of paper-pushing female Israeli soldiers does battle with boredom – and one another – in this aptly titled black comedy. Winner, Best Feature at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

 

Saturday, April 25,  8:15 PM  |  Run Boy Run

Run Boy RunBasketball Hall of Fame Auditorium, Springfield

This superlative saga of courage and compassion tells the true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.

 

Sunday, April 26,  12:30 PM  |  Havana Curveball

Havana CurveballWeinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton

Thirteen-year-old Mica takes to heart his Rabbi's dictate to help “heal the world,” and launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba—a country with a mysterious pull.

 

Sunday, April 26,  4:00 PM  |  Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy SundayJCC Goldstein Auditorium, Springfield

A hit song during the 1930s, the evocative “Gloomy Sunday” was notorious for allegedly driving people to suicide. Now it's the inspiration for this marvelous film – a love story with a twist.

 

 

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