The 16th Annual
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
October 28 - November 8, 2015
Online sales end at 8:00 am the day of the screening.
Tickets available at the door, unless film is sold out.
Opening Night Film
East Jerusalem West Jerusalem
Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 pm
Directors: Erez Miller, Henrique Cymerman
New Jersey Premiere
Legendary Israeli singer/guitarist David Broza journeys to East Jerusalem to record his latest album with Israeli, Palestinian, and American musicians. Broza hopes that bridging cultures through music can be one small step toward peaceful coexistence. The film weaves together soulful music and personal conversations of hope in a time and a place where hope is most needed.
Opening night film followed by Q & A and live music with David Broza
Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick
Opening Night Tickets: General Admission: $20, Seniors: $18, Rutgers students: $6
General Tickets: Adult: $12, Seniors(62+): $10, Students: $6
Special screening for school groups - limited tickets for sale to the public at the door
Thursday, October 29 at 10:15 a.m. - Regal Cinema
Directed by Matej Minac
The film is in English and is appropriate for grades 7-12. In 1938, Nicholas Winton learned about the Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis. Winton decided to help their cause and arranged visas and admission to British families for nearly 700 European Jewish children. Fifty years later, his wife discovered a scrapbook full of documents, photos, and transport plans revealing Winton’s role in the rescue operation for the first time. This screening is in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton, who passed away this year at 106 years old. He was a reluctant hero that received the Czech Republic’s highest award, honorary citizenship of Prague, an American congressional resolution, letters of appreciation from President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, former President Ezer Weizman of Israel, and a nomination by the Czech Republic for the Nobel Peace Prize. Sir Nicholas’s scrapbook was donated to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum.
Special Guest: Hanna Slome, one of "Winton's children"