Best Foreign Language Film kicks off Jewish Film Series
The 8th Annual Chattanooga Jewish Film Series isn’t set to begin until later this month, but you might want to go ahead and clear space on your calendar for Wednesday, April 22.
That’s the date that “Ida,” the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, will (finally) screen here in Chattanooga, which includes a reception replete with specialty foods and live music.
The film is set in the 1960s Polish People’s Republic, where a young novice nun, raised in a convent, is told that before she takes her vows she must first visit her aunt. There, she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.
Subsequent films include “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” (April 29), “Mr. Kaplan” (May 6), “The Art Dealer” (May 13), “The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer” (May 20), and “The Green Prince” (May 27).
The film series screens at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Rd, with all showings beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is just $7 and includes popcorn and a soft drink.