Only one month until the 17th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival opens with over thirty internationally acclaimed dramas, documentaries and shorts that feature such legendary stars as Isabella Rossellini, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Sir Patrick Stewart.
The festival’s dynamic new director has assembled a unique lineup of humorous, edgy and thought-provoking films, many of which are Florida and North America premieres. MJFF kicks-off its Festival week with the Opening Night screening of When Comedy Went to School, which shines a light on many legendary comedians such as Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen and Jerry Seinfeld. The opening night’s gala reception features live music, scrumptious food provided by Miami’s finest kosher restaurants, and complimentary drinks courtesy of L’Chaim Kosher Vodka. Festival highlights include a special Family Day with films for all ages, and Bethlehem, Israel’s Academy Award entry for Best Foreign Language Film and the winner of 6 Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars).
Special live musical and dance performances compliment select screenings, along with guest filmmakers who lead discussions following the films. Screenings are throughout Miami-Dade during the Festival’s 10 days.
For a complete film schedule, tickets, locations and more information, visit www.MiamiJewishFilmFestival.org.