Central Florida Jewish Film Festival runs 15-17th
(released 11/10/2014)

The 16th annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival runs November 15-17th.  The festival is presented by the Enzian Theater along with the JCC of Greater Orlando.

The festival consists of five screenings.  On Saturday at 7:30pm, catch Kidon at the Orlando Science Center.  Bar Rafaeli is in it.  Enough said.  Well, it was also nominated for two Israeli Oscars and won the Audience Award at the London Israeli Film & TV Festival, so maybe is has more legs to stand on.

On Sunday, Mr. Kaplan and 24 Days screen at the Enzian Theater in Maitland at 11:00am and 1:30pm respectively.

On Monday afternoon beginning at 4:30pm, the tales of Jewish life in New York City are told.  First is a short called 70 Hester Street, in which the director tells the history of his childhood home.  It is followed by The Sturgeon Queens, which tells the story of Russ and Daughters.  It is a lox and herring institution on the Lower East Side, which recently opened a second cafe near the original location on Orchard Street.  The documentary feature includes interviews with 2 of the 3 Russ daughters.  Closing out the festival is The Green Prince, winner of the Audience Award for Best World Cinema Documentary at Sundance.

Tickets can be purchased online through enzian.org.  Individual screenings are $11.  The Mensch Pass for all screenings is $70.

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