After a one-year hiatus, the Jewish Film Festival is back! Continuing the Festival tradition, there will be three Sunday morning screenings at 11am, and at each, complimentary coffee & bagels will be offered, thanks to the efforts of Temple Beth-El’s arts committee. The Festival will kick off with a special screening of Claude Lanzmann’s (Shoah) latest documentary, The Last of the Unjust, on Wednesday, February 26 with an introduction by film scholar and professor Don Fredericksen (PMA). Each of the Sunday morning screenings features a documentary that explores Jewish themes through the lens of art and creativity. Sukkah City looks at the creative potential of the titular temporary structure used during the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Next, artists Ilya and Emilia Kabokov’s return to Russia after leaving in 1987 serves as the jumping-off point for art critic and filmmaker Amei Wallach’s latest film, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here. The Festival concludes on March 16 when acclaimed Canadian photographer Rafael Goldchain will be on hand to present Beautifully Broken: The Life and Work of Rafael Goldchain. If scheduling permits, he will be joined by the director of the film, Vladimir Kabelik. This special event will be offered for free. The Jewish Film Festival is generously supported by Cornell’s Program of Jewish Studies in conjunction with the Dept. of Near Eastern Studies. Additional support provided by Temple Beth-El.

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