The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, in cooperation with The Jewish Federation of Collier County, presents its 17th Annual Sidney R. Hoffman Memorial Film Festival, showing the newest best award-winning films on the Jewish circuit.
All films will be presented at JCMI, located at 991 Winterberry Drive, starting at 2 PM, and followed by a reception and refreshments. Please call the JCMI office at 642-0800 for rates, reservations, tickets and directions.
The first movie, “Beneath the Helmet,” is a coming-of-age story which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. At the age of 18, away from their homes, families and friends, they undergo a demanding, inspiring journey revealing the core of who they are and who they want to be. “Beneath the Helmet” illustrates how these young men and women are defending not only their homes, but also the values of peace, equality, opportunity, democracy, religious tolerance and women’s rights.