Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival

Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival
April 29, 2019 paperlesslion
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Illuminating Jewish issues and principles, the Jewish Community Centers of Metropolitan Detroit Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival offers a diverse cinematic experience for all people. Screening May 5-15 at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, the Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival also provides a forum for discussion about films from around the world that illuminate Jewish issues and principles. This year films include:

FESTIVAL WEEK 1
MAY 5 – MAY 11
5.2| 7p — CALL ME BILL: THE WILLIAM DAVIDSON STORY
5.5| 1p — THE SAMUEL PROJECT
5.5| 4p — SHORT FILMS PROGRAM
5.5| 7p GOLDA’S BALCONY – OPENING NIGHT
5.6| 1p TOMAN
5.6| 4p THE LIGHT OF HOPE
5.6| 7p MAMBONIKS
5.7| 1p AZIMUTH
5.7| 8p THE UNORTHODOX
5.8| 1p LONGING
5.8| 4p WINTER HUNT
5.8| 8p YIDLIVE!
5.9| 1p CHASING PORTRAITS
5.9| 4p THE INTERPRETER
5.9| 7p CHEWDAISM
5.10| 1p PROMISE AT DAWN

FESTIVAL WEEK 2
MAY 12 – MAY 19
5.12| 1p ITZHAK
5.12| 4p AFTER AUSCHWITZ
5.12| 7p MR. AND MRS. ADELMAN
5.13| 1p THE FIG TREE
5.13| 4p SHALOM BOLLYWOOD
5.13| 7p FRACTURES
5.14| 1p ABOVE THE DROWNING SEA
5.14| 4p BAL-EJ: THE HIDDEN JEWS OF ETHIOPIA
5.14| 7p FOXTROT
5.15| 1p A BAG OF MARBLES
5.15| 4p THE COUSIN
5.15| 7p THE LAST SUIT
5.19| 1p A TASTE OF REEL ABILITIES DAY

Several of the films will include “talk-backs,” an opportunity to speak with the filmmaker or discuss the film with a facilitator.

This year, in addition to talk-backs with local clergy and activists, the festival will feature an appearance by filmmaker of Golda’s Balcony David Fishelson and then local Michigan first time filmmaker,  Ethan Davidson with his film honoring his father, William Davidson on May 2nd.

Call Me Bill which highlights the story of William Davidson, known for his philanthropy, business brilliance, and corporate leadership in Guardian Industries, the Detroit Pistons, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The documentary features interviews with his family, basketball legends, friends, and business associates. His story serves as a window in to the hard work and dedication of a man who continues, posthumously, to enrich the lives of people in our local and global community.

Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, will do a live show, Yidlive at Ridley’s Comedy Castle May 8, followed by the film the two directed, Chewdaism on May 9th,  the creators and stars of the award-winning Yiddish-ish web series YidLife Crisis – in the fleisch! The boychiks from Montreal present an evening of comedy, film and music reflecting their unique take on the modern Jewish experience. No knowledge of Yiddish required. Sense of humor requested.

For tickets, show times and complete details, click here.