Monday, December 17, 2018

JCMI Jewish Film Festival


The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI), in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, will present the 18th season of the Sydney R. Hoffman Memorial Jewish Film Festival.

The program includes the newest and best award-winning films of the Jewish circuit.

The first film in the series will be “The Samuel Project,” on December 16, 2018 at 2 PM. There will be a reception following the film. Eli gets to know his grandfather for the first time when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. Hal Linden plays Eli’s grandfather, Samuel. The film was the winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.

On January 13, 2019 at 2 PM, another award winner, “In Her Footsteps,” will be viewed. The film explores identity, belonging and femininity when a woman dying of breast cancer expresses her wish to be buried as a Muslim in the town’s Jewish cemetery. This film won the Von Leer Award for Best Director at the Jerusalem Film Festival and was nominated for an Israeli Academy Award.

Additional films include

“Shelter” (February 10), and

“The Testament” (March 24).

For more information, visit marcojcmi.com or call 239-642-0800.

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