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Simon Family JCC Presents Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

From January 18, 2014 until January 26, 2014

January 18 - 26 2014

The Virginia Festival of Jewish Film celebrates and supports International Jewish film and filmmakers, presenting the newest and best films worldwide. The Festival brings together community and provides entertainment and education through various film genres.

Tidewater Community College is proud to be an Educational Partner of the Festival and will screen select titles. 

Misa's Fugue  Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 PM

Directed by Sean Gaston | Written by Sean Gaston and Jennifer Goss

Misa’s Fugue is the true story Frank “Misa” Grunwald’s journey through Prague, Terezin, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Melk, and Gunskirchen as a victim of Nazi oppression. While exposed to some of the most horrific events of the Holocaust, Frank Grunwald was able to endure the atrocities of genocide through a love for art and music that his childhood in Prague had instilled in him. His story of suffering, loss, and self-discovery is from the perspective of a child who had lived with these tragic memories for more than half of a century. Fleetwood, PA area high schoolers collaborated to create this documentary.

Shown in partnership with the Holocaust Commission of the UJFT. The Director, Writer, a local liberator of Gunskirchen (Bill Jucksch),and Frank “Misa” Grunwald himself will be our guests after this screening for a post film discussion.

View the trailer.

TICKETS: $10

Students and faculty are free with valid ID.

Tickets for screenings at the Roper can be purchased at the door starting one hour before show time.  

Festival passes can be purchased online or at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center. 

NEW! Special Showing of Misa's Fugue Tuesday, January 21 at 12:00 PM Free & open to the public!

All In Saturday January 25th at 7:00 PM

Spanish with subtitles

This romantic comedy is the story of Uriel, a professional gambler, single father, and Don Juan of the first rank. With his luck running at cards and with the ladies, Uriel decides to take the plunge and embark on a new life of freedom—he gets a vasectomy. Just as everything in his life seems to be coming together perfectly, Gloria, his old pre-marriage flame, returns to Buenos Aires after years abroad to turn his life on its head.

TICKETS: $10

Students and faculty are free with valid ID.

Tickets for screenings at the Roper can be purchased at the door starting one hour before show time.

Festival passes can be purchased online or at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center. 

In The Shadow  Sunday, January 26 at 7:00 PM

Directed by David Ondricek

In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelry robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. When he is called off the case, he continues on his own. The investigation leads him onto thin ice. Can he beat a stronger enemy and save his family and his own life?

Reception elegantly catered by TCC Culinary Arts Students.

View the trailer.

TICKETS: $18

Students and faculty are free with valid ID.

Tickets for screenings at the Roper can be purchased at the door starting one hour before show time.  

Price includes a Kosher reception prepared by TCC's Culinary Arts Students. The Reception will begin at 5:45 PM and the film at 7 PM.  

Festival passes can be purchased online or at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center. 

2014-01-18 20:00:00
2014-01-26 21:30:00