A festival of Jewish film & storytelling

22nd Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival
September 15-19, 2019
Marcus North Shore Cinema

For thousands of years, Jewish communities have shared wisdom, values, and experiences. In written word, visual arts, and today in film and television – storytelling has been among the most meaningful characteristics of our community and strength.

The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival celebrates the quality, diversity, and innovation of Jewish film making from around the world. Narrative or documentary, new or old, the Film Festival finds the highest quality films that speak to the Jewish experience, tell uniquely Jewish stories, or come from the finest Jewish filmmakers across the globe.

Over five days at the Marcus North Shore Cinema, join us for this entertaining, engaging, and informative experience – the likes of which can’t be found anywhere else.

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$12 per person, per film
$30 per person for 3-matinee movie package
$54 per person for 5-night movie package
$86 per person for 8 movie complete festival package
$180 per person VIP PASS (includes the Opening Reception & RESERVED seat for all 8 movies. $50 is tax-deductible)

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Sunday, September 15 • 7:30PM • Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
2019, United States, English, 92 minutes, Director: Max Lewkowicz
Sponsored by the Shel and Danni Gendelman Endowment Fund

Monday, September 16 • 1:30PM • The Tobacconist
2017, Germany, German with English subtitles, 108 minutes, Director: Nikolaus Leytner
In cooperation with the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust & Education & Resource Center

Monday, September 16 • 7:30PM • Shoelaces
2018, Israel • Hebrew with English subtitles, 90 minutes. • Director: Jacob Goldwasser
In cooperation with the JCC Center of Special Needs & Inclusion

Tuesday, September 17 • 7:30PM • 87 Children
2017 – Ukraine, Georgia- Russian with English Subtitles- 92 minutes- Director: Akhtem Seitablaev
In cooperation with the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education & Resource Center

Wednesday, September 18 • 1:30PM • Those That Remained (Somebody to Live for)
2019, Hungary, Hungarian with English subtitles, 83 minutes, Director: Barnabás Tóth
In cooperation with Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the JCC

Wednesday, September 18 • 7:30PM • Unorthodox
2018, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles, 92 minutes, Director: Eliran Malka
In cooperation with the Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Thursday, September 19 • 1:30PM • A Fortunate Man
2018, Denmark, Danish & German with English subtitles, 2 hours 48 minutes, Director: Bille August

Thursday, September 19 • 7:30PM • Golda’s Balcony, The Film 2019
2019, United States, English, 86 minutes, Director: Scott Schwartz
Special guest – film producer David Fishelson
In cooperation with Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the JCC


Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival brought to you by
Tapestry: Arts & Ideas at the JCC • Marcus Cinemas • Shel & Danni Gendelman Family JCC Endowment Fund • Sylvia & Robert Seinfeld Jewish Film Festival Endowment Fund • Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation • Milwaukee Jewish Federation • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Film Festival Chairs
Cindy Benjamin & Ronna Bromberg Pachefsky

Film Festival Committee
Elsie Crawford • Suzy Ettinger • Susan Friebert • Pam Kriger • Marie Kohler • Brian Mani • Cindy Rasansky • Keren Weisshaus • Eva Zaret.

Questions about the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival?

Contact Micki Seinfeld, Director of Special Events, at 414-967-8235.

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