Celebrate the Jewish experience through Cinema! The 2018 ABQ Jewish Film Fest will showcase six acclaimed, recently released films from the U.S. and Israel.
Limited Seating! All major credit cards accepted. At the door admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before.
$10/advance; $12/door; or $50 for all 6 films
Venue for the first five films:
UA High Ridge Theatre
12921 Indian School Rd. NE
Venue for final film, Harold and Lillian, is JCC.
For more information about the ABQ Jewish Film Fest, call 505-348-4518.
An Israeli Love Story
Thursday 7/12, 7:00 pm
(2017) Israel, 93 min, Drama | Director: Dan Wolman
The film is set during the turbulent period of pre-state Israel. Margalit meets Eli on a bus and falls in love with him instantly. She tries to get close to him but he's too busy with the Palmach (Israel's first fighting force). Finally, the barriers come down, Margalit moves in with Eli, they set a date for their wedding, but Israel's harsh reality intervenes.
Saturday 7/14, 7:00 pm
(2018) USA, 1 hr 33 min, Comedy | Director: Sam Hoffman, Elliot Gould with Jemaine Clement, Annie Potts, Bebe Neuwirth
Humor Me is a heartfelt father-son comedy about a struggling playwright who is forced to move in with Bob, his aging, joke-telling dad in a New Jersey retirement community. "Smart, warm and authentic, thanks to Clement's enjoyably hangdog turn, Gould's comedic timing, and Hoffman's wonderfully incisive script." – Los Angeles Times
Sunday 7/15, 2:00 pm
(2018) Israel, USA, 91 min, Documentary | Directors: Seth Kramer, Jeremy Neuberger, Daniel A. Miller
A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. Their lineup includes Jewish Major League players Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and Ryan Lavarnway. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, reconnecting to Judaism and discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.
Norman: the Rise & Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Monday 7/16, 7:00 pm
(2017) USA, 1 hr 58 min Drama/Thriller | Director: Joseph Cedar
Richard Gere, Michael Sheen, Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi
Norman Oppenheimer (Gere), a small-time operator at a low point in his life, befriends a young Israeli politician on the rise. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Tuesday 7/17, 7:00 pm
(2017) USA, 90 min Documentary | Director: Alexandra Dean
Hedy Lamarr, the 1940s screen siren and Austrian-Jewish emigre, starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart, and Clark Gable. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Wednesday 7/18, 7:00 pm
(2017) USA, 90 min Documentary | Director: DANIEL RAIM
Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that helped shape the films we love.
This film will be shown at the JCC.