22 2022

Madison Jewish Film Festival (JFM)

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Marcus Point Cinema 7825 Big Sky Drive
Madison, WI 53719

Contact Marni Ginsberg
(608) 442-4077

Join us for the Madison Jewish Film Festival sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Madison, featuring four films over two days in a variety of genres. There will be talkbacks with the directors and actors after the film screenings.

Ticket Cost: $10 per movie per person / $36 per person for all four movies
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Group Discount: Contact Marni at engage@jewishmadison.org to get a discounted ticket price for a group of 10 or more.

Opening Night: Saturday, October 22

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Neighbours
    In a Syrian border village in the early 80s, little Sero attends school for the first time. A new teacher has arrived with the goal of making strapping Panarabic comrades out of the Kurdish children. To enable paradise to come to earth, he uses the rod to forbid the Kurdish language, orders the veneration of Assad, and preaches hate of the Zionist enemy - the Jews.
    Switzerland, France, 2021 • Drama • Kurdish • 124 minutes
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Second Day: Sunday, October 23

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Black Flowers
    Five Holocaust survivors choose art as a vehicle for healing the wounds of their past. An undeniable bond is visible between the horrors they experienced and the artistic expression they find. The necessity of optimism is eminent in the personalities of these survivors.
    UK / Israel, 2021 • Documentary • Hebrew, English • 50 minutes
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    Bonus: Interview with the Director & Talkback
    After the film, Professor Teri Dobbs of UW-Madison will interview the director of Black Flowers, Tammy Federman, over Zoom (prerecorded) and then do an in-person talkback.
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Kiss Me Kosher
    A subversive love story between clashing cultures and families, Kiss Me Kosher is a romantic misadventure crossing all borders. When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and a Palestinian man, chaos follows. What happens with lovers who don't fit but do belong together?
    Israel, Germany 2021 • Comedy • English, German, Hebrew, Arabic • 101 minutes
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    Bonus: In-Person Talkback and Q&A with Jewish Federation of Madison Community Shlicha, Hanna Bloch and Kim Rosenthal
  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Tiger Within 
    A story featuring an unlikely friendship between a homeless teen and a Holocaust survivor, sparking larger questions of fear, forgiveness, healing, and world peace, starring multiple Emmy Award-winning actor, Ed Asner.
    United States, 2020 • Drama • English • 98 minutes
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    Bonus: In-Person Discussion following the film

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the Larry and Marla Frank family.

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