New Orleans 8th Annual Jewish Film Festival
Loyola press release - February 17, 2005
The Jewish Community Center and the Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation along with Loyola University New Orleans present the 8th annual New Orleans Jewish Film Festival, February 24, 26, and 27. All films will be shown at Loyola University New Orleans in the Roussel Performance Hall in the Music/Communications Building,
Thursday, February 24, 2005
A Different War – 7:30 p.m.
Director/Writer: Nadav Gal
Special Jury Award
Paper Clips – 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1:20 p.m.
Directors: Elliot Berlin & Joe Fab
The town of
Special appearance by the principle of Whitwell Junior High, Linda Cooper, on Sunday.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Korby’s Girlfriend – 7:30 p.m.
Korby, a local punk, has a good-looking girlfriend. When Myron tries to pick her up, Korby joins up with Krotochinsky, the bully, to take revenge, just as dictated by the Ten Commandments.
Best Short of the Year: JSFS Annual Short Fims Competition, 1994
Gloomy Sunday – 8 p.m.
Director: Rolf Schubel
Germany/Hungary, 1999, 114 min, German with English subtitles
Adult Material: Nudity and Adult Themes
Set in pre-WWII
and its aftermath right up to a stunning twist at the end.
Sunday, February 27, 2005
A Good Uplift – 1 p.m.
Director Faye Lederman
A delightfully lighthearted peek into a tiny but famous lower East Side New York lingerie shop, where owner and Jewish grandmother Magdo Bernstein does her best to embrace her clientele, supporting women of all shapes and sizes in their quest for the perfect bra.
Purim – 4 p.m.
Director: Lavi Ben Gal & Udi Caspi
A young Arab who doesn’t want to die is sent to carry out a suicide bombing in the heart of Tel Aviv, but can’t find the place where he is supposed to blow himself up. Against the background of preparations for the Purim carnival and the alert of possible terror attacks, several stories are interwoven into a human mosaic where the viewer is introduced to a diverse group of people who are about to come together through the tragedy of a terrorist attack. The senseless atmosphere that binds the story reflects the victims who are chosen randomly to suffer.
Award winner for the Best International Feature Film New York 2002