The Mandel JCC’s fabulous Cleveland Jewish FilmFest kicks off TOMORROW, October 8 with an exciting lineup of 30 international films from ten countries

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The Mandel JCC’s fabulous Cleveland Jewish FilmFest kicks off TOMORROW, October 8 with an exciting lineup of 30 international films from ten countries.

Purchase Your Tickets TODAY!  Click here to purchase online

Please note that due to popular demand some of our films are now on Stand-By. When a film is on Stand-By we are no longer selling tickets in advance. This does not mean that we are sold out and usually, everyone on Stand-By is able to see the film. The Stand-By list begins one hour prior to the start of each film.

NEW! FilmFest Feature
Newly Added Film to Lineup!
Remember
Mon, Oct 12 • 4 pm • Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Atom Egoyan • United States • 2015 • English 95 minutes • Drama • Watch the TrailerThis gripping drama starring Christopher Plumber and Martin Landau, tells the story of two Holocaust survivors who were prisoners in Auschwitz and the sadistic guard who was responsible for the death of both their families. Their plot to find and bring justice to the man who destroyed both their lives will keep audiences riveted.

Opening Night
The Last Mentsch – ON STAND-BY
Thurs, Oct 8 / 7 pm / Shaker Square Cinemas
Director: Pierre-Henry Salfati • Germany • 2014 • 93 minutes • German with English subtitles • Watch the TrailerHaving spent a lifetime concealing his Jewish heritage, an aging German Holocaust survivor finally tries to come to terms with his past.

Special Events
Raise the Roof
Sun, Oct 11 / 5 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Yari Wolinsky • USA • 2014  •  84 minutes • English & Polish with subtitles • Documentary • Trailer

Immediately after the film join us next door at Heights Arts for a Film Schmooze with Rick & Laura Brown. Light Refreshments will be served.

 East Jerusalem West Jerusalem
Tues, Oct 13 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre AND
Fri, Oct 16 / 2 pm / Chagrin Falls Public Library (FREE)
Director: Henrique Cymerman • Israel • 2014 • 80 minutes • Arabic, English & Hebrew with subtitles • Documentary • Trailer

Tuesday screening will include a special in person Q&A with David Broza.

Breaking Home Ties
Sun, Oct 18 / 7 pm / CWRU – University Circle
Director: Frank Seltzer & George Rowlands • USA • 1922 • 78 minutes • Silient Movie • Drama • Trailer

Live original soundtrack performed by pianist Donald Sosin & Violinist Joseph Morag.


Once in a Lifetime
 
– ON STAND-BY

Fri, Oct 9 / 1 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar • France • 2014 • 105 Minutes • French with English subtitles • Drama • Trailer


 

Apples from the Desert
Sat, Oct 10 / 9 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre AND
Tues, Oct 13 / 1 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Arik Lubetzky & Matti Harari • Israel • 2014 • 87 minutes • Hebrew with subtitles • Drama • Trailer

Deli Man
Sun, Oct 11 / 10 am / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou • USA • 2014 • 90 minutes • English • Documentary • Trailer

 


  Belle & Sebastian
Sun, Oct 11 / 2:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Nicolas Vainer • France • 2014 • 104 minutes • French with subtitles • Drama • Trailer


 

  Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Sun, Oct 11 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz • 116 minute • Israel, France & Germany • 2014 •  Hebrew & French with subtitles • Drama • Trailer


  Encirclements
Mon, Oct 12 / 1 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Lee Gilat • Israel • 2014 • 98 minutes • Hebrew with subtitles • Drama • Trailer


   Let’s Go!
Mon, Oct 12 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Directors: Michael Verhoeven • Germany • 2014 • 89 minutes • German with subtitles • Drama

 


  Little White Lie & Women in Sink 
Wed, Oct 14 / 2 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Lacy Schwartz • USA • 2014 • 66 minutes • English • Documentary • Trailer

 


  The Farewell Party
Wed, Oct 14 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Sharon Maymon & Tal Granit • Israel & Germany • 2014 • 90 minutes • Hebrew with subtitles • Drama • Trailer


  Dough
Tues, Oct 15 / 7:30 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: John Goldschmidt • United Kingdom & Hungary • 2014 • 94 minutes • English • Comedy • Trailer


  My Italian Secert: The Forgotten Heroes – ON STAND-BY

Thurs, Oct 15 / 7:30 pm / Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10
Director: Oren Jacoby • USA • 2014 • 92 minutes • English & Italian with subtitles • Documentary • Trailer

 


 

  Mr.Kaplan
Sat, Oct 17 / 9:30 pm / Chagrin Cinemas
Director: Alvaro Brechner • Uruguay • 2014 • 98 minutes • Spanish with subtitles • Comedy • Trailer


 

  Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Sun, Oct 18 / 11 am / Mandel JCC
Director: John Lollos • USA • 2014 • 75 minutes • English • Documentary • Trailer

 

 


 

  Zemene
Sun, Oct 18 / 2 pm (NOTE: Corrected Time) / Parma Library Snow Branch (FREE)
Director: Melissa Donovan • Ethiopia & USA • 2014 • 68 minutes • Amharic & English with subtitles • Documentary • Trailer


 

  Rosenwald
Sun, Oct 18 / 4 pm / Mandel JCC
Director: Aviva Kempner • USA • 2014 • 90 minutes • English • Documentary


  Shorts Program
Sun, Oct 11 / 12:15 pm / Cedar Lee Theatre AND
Thurs, Oct 15 / 11 am / Cedar Lee Theatre
Films

  • The Funeral
  • Summer Vacation
  • First Born
  • Some Vacation
  • Salomea’s Nose
  • Dear God
  • I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked
  • Vishneva, Belarus, Soviet Union, Poland


 

  Bringing Back the Best
Lakewood Public Library / FREE

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Wed, Oct 14 / 7 pm / Main Library Auditorium
Director: Michael Kantor • 2013 • 90 minutes 

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus
Thurs, Oct 15 / 7 pm / Main Library Auditorium
Director: Steven Pressman • 2013 • 62 minutes

 FilmFest Ticket Information
FilmFest Ticket Prices:

  • Opening Night Film & Reception: $18
  • Evening Films $10
  • Matinee Films $8

Four FREE films as a special ‘thank you’ to our audiences:

  • East Jerusalem West Jerusalem at Chagrin Falls Public Library, Oct 16 – Free
  • Zemene at Parma Library Snow Branch, Oct 18 – Free
  • Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy at Lakewood Public Library, Oct 14 – NO RSVP – Free
  • 50 Children,at Lakewood Public Library, Oct 15 – NO RSVP – Free

Please note that due to popular demand some of our films are now on Stand-By. When a film is on Stand-By we are no longer selling tickets in advance. This does not mean that we are sold out and usually, everyone on Stand-By is able to see the film. The Stand-By list begins one hour prior to the start of each film.

Purchase Your Tickets TODAY!

  • Online – click here
  • Mandel JCC membership desk (No ticket sales on Saturdays.)
  • At theater on day of show (Tickets will go on sale, if available, 45 minutes before each show. Ticket holders who arrive late are not guaranteed seating.)

All sales are FINAL. No refunds or exchanges. Schedule, films and speakers subject to change.

 

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