CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Jewish Film Festival is back with a dazzling array of films that promise to captivate and inspire audiences. This year's festival, featuring an exciting schedule of films, is set to take place from Thursday, October 12th, to Sunday, October 22nd. Whether you're a film enthusiast, a fan of cultural exploration, or simply looking for a delightful outing, the festival offers something for everyone.
Opening Night: Remembering Gene Wilder
The festival kicks off with an enchanting documentary, "Remembering Gene Wilder," on Thursday, October 12th, at 7 PM. This documentary pays homage to the comedic genius of Gene Wilder, known for his iconic roles in films like "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Blazing Saddles." The film includes clips from Wilder's extensive career and offers a glimpse into the life of this extraordinary talent. Following the screening, attendees can enjoy a dessert reception, making for a perfect opening night.
A Journey through Varied Genres and Cultures
The festival boasts a diverse range of films, from thought-provoking documentaries to heartwarming dramas and entertaining TV series. One notable feature is "Stay With Us" on Saturday, October 14th, at 8:30 PM. This French drama-comedy explores themes of faith, family, and acceptance, providing a delightful cinematic experience.
On Monday, October 16th, at 7:30 PM, "Barren" takes center stage, presenting a compelling narrative that delves into questions of faith and trust within the context of a young, childless ultra-Orthodox couple.
Exploring Jewish Identity
The festival includes films that deeply explore Jewish identity and the challenges faced by different generations. "Women of Valor" on Sunday, October 15th, at 1 PM, follows Esty Shushan's journey to challenge the status quo and advocate for Orthodox women's representation in Israeli politics. This documentary sheds light on the struggle for change and the resilience of the human spirit.
Unforgettable Shorts Programs
For those who enjoy shorter films, the festival offers an exciting array of shorts programs, each telling a unique and compelling story. From the Holocaust survivor's testimony in "Letter to a Pig" to the intriguing tale of a vinyl LP record in "The Record," these short films promise to leave a lasting impact.
Virtual Cinema and TV Series
This year, the festival also introduces a virtual cinema experience, allowing viewers to enjoy films from the comfort of their homes. The TV series "Madrasa," available for viewing from October 12th to October 22nd, is a fast-paced, multilingual series set in a Jerusalem school, depicting the lives and interactions of Palestinian and Israeli students.
Pricing and Tickets
The Cleveland Jewish FilmFest offers a range of ticketing options designed to accommodate diverse preferences and schedules. For those eager to experience the festival's vibrant opening night, tickets are available at $25, setting the stage for an enchanting cinematic journey. Matinee showings come at a price of $12 for in-person attendance, making daytime screenings an accessible choice. Evening showings, priced at $14 for in-person viewing, offer an opportunity to enjoy films after the sun sets. Virtual screenings are priced at $15 per household for a captivating movie night in the comfort of one's home. TV series enthusiasts can indulge in a series screening for $20 per household. The festival ensures flexibility by allowing a fixed 48-hour viewing window for virtual films, giving viewers the freedom to tailor their festival experience. It's a true celebration of cinema with options to suit every movie lover.
Join the FilmFest Celebration
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of captivating storytelling, diverse cultures, and thought-provoking narratives. Tickets, all-access passes, and virtual passes are available for purchase, offering flexibility to tailor your festival experience to your preferences. Be part of the Cleveland Jewish Film Festival, where cinematic artistry meets cultural celebration.
For more details about the film schedule, ticketing, and venues, visit the Cleveland Jewish Film Festival website.