FiveJewish-themed, award-winning films produced in Germany, Argentina, Israel and the U.S. will be shown on five consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. that began on May 23 and continues through June 20 at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 N. Terrace Road.
These films are suitable for those 16 and older. Individual tickets are $5 per person and includes complimentary popcorn. Soft drinks are available for purchase. For more information on the series, contact Ann Treadwell at (423) 493-0270.
A Matter of Size
Tired of the tyranny of their diet program in the Israeli city of Ramla, a group of overweight people defect and discover the world of sumo, where fat people are honored and appreciated in this touching comedy. This 90-minute film is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
Ahead of Time
This documentary film about Ruth Gruber (pictured above) highlights the life of this 97-year-old woman who became the world’s youngest Ph.D. at 20, and a New York Herald Tribune reporter and photographer at 24. A feminist before feminism, Gruber was never just an observer; she was a participant in the making of history. Hear about her life in her own words. This 73-minute film is in English.
A tragedy in Buenos Aires leaves a young woman with Down syndrome on her own to wander through the city. As she does so, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants. This 104-minute film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
The son of the Imam of a Brooklyn mosque is mistaken by a group of Jewish boys as a fellow classmate at their Orthodox school. Unable to resist the joy of camaraderie that he has never felt before, the boy is drawn into a complicated dilemma inspired by youthful deceit and the best of intentions. This 98-minute film is in English.