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Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival

Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival An annual Festival screening films that are inspiring, educational and entertaining. Come for the films, stay for the food, join in the conversation.

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival entered the Port City’s cultural scene in October 2013 with a cheerful film celebrating Jewish songwriters’ contributions to Broadway musicals. That first film was followed by a speaker (the director) and then a catered reception offering many opportunities for conversation and community.

​These elements became signature features of the annual film festivals th

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival entered the Port City’s cultural scene in October 2013 with a cheerful film celebrating Jewish songwriters’ contributions to Broadway musicals. That first film was followed by a speaker (the director) and then a catered reception offering many opportunities for conversation and community.

​These elements became signature features of the annual film festivals th

"Exodus 1947" is now showing virtually, accessible until midnight tomorrow, through a link found on www.wilmingtonJFF.or...
05/04/2022
Wilmington Jewish Film Festival – WJFF

"Exodus 1947" is now showing virtually, accessible until midnight tomorrow, through a link found on www.wilmingtonJFF.org .
Thank you for supporting this Spring's Festival, and welcome back to in-person viewing.
Enjoy today's 1 hour show in the comfort of your homes, and be sure to join us for our next Festival!

Our speaker, Rick Barton, will share his ideas on modern day immigration to Israel and the history of the various waves of immigrants which have contributed to Israel’s diverse and innovative populations.

05/01/2022

Reminder - 3 films remain in our Spring Festival:
"Love and Mazel Tov" will be featured tonight at 7 pm, and "Latter Day Jew" shows tomorrow at 7 pm, both at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts.
Ticket information and details can be found at www.thalianhall.org/wilmington-jewish-film-festival .
"Exodus 1947" will be accessible virtually, from 12:00 pm Tuesday, May 3, until 12:00 pm Thursday, May 5.
A link will be made available for accessing the film at wilmingtonJFF.org . Enjoy these remaining treasures, Friends!

04/29/2022

We are starting to wind down, dear friends. Be sure to catch "Latter Day Jew", an uplifting story of a former Mormon and converted gay Jew who prepares for his Bar Mitzvah.
The film will be shown on Monday, May 2, at 7 pm.
Get your tickets and information at www.thalianhall.org/wilmington-jewish-film-festival , and we'll see you at our final in-person Spring Festival feature!

04/29/2022

"Exodus 1947" is our final film of the Spring Festival, and it's offered virtually, and for free, for 48 hours, from 12:00 pm May 3-12:00 pm May 5. There will be a link for accessing the film, at www.wilmingtonJFF.org, as May 3 approaches.
Enjoy the film's trailer below, and mark your calendar to view it next week!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/262998089

04/28/2022

We hope you've been enjoying our fabulous lineup of Festival films!
Don't miss "The Automat" at 3 pm on Sunday, May 1, a nostalgic look at the cultural mesh found at New York City's Horn and Hardart, with commentary from Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elliott Gould, and more notable patrons!
At 7 pm on the same day, be sure to catch "Love and Mazel Tov"!
See you at the Festival!
www.thalianhall.org/wilmington-jewish-film-festival

At 7 pm on May 1, we'll be offering a short film along with "Love and Mazel Tov"!  The movie is titled "The Shabbos Goy"...
04/26/2022
THE SHABBOS GOY Trailer #1

At 7 pm on May 1, we'll be offering a short film along with "Love and Mazel Tov"! The movie is titled "The Shabbos Goy", and is about an Orthodox Jew who tries to find someone to turn off an adult toy gone rogue!
Enjoy the trailer below and get your tickets today!
https://vimeo.com/363864190

Paul Feig & Powderkeg Productions present THE SHABBOS GOY - written & directed by Talia Osteen. Starring Milana Vayntrub, Devere Rogers and Tami Sagher.…

04/25/2022
Historic Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Hello, Festival Friends! Remember that this evening is our showing of "Greener Pastures" at 7 pm!! This feature is heartwarming and should leave you all smiling out loud!
Ticket information and details can be found at www.thalianhall.org/wilmington-jewish-film-festival, so get your tickets now, and we'll see you at the show!

Thalian Hall is a historic theatre and performing arts center located in downtown Wilmington NC, serving the local community since 1858.

04/22/2022

Hello, Friends! Remember, that "Greener Pastures" will be showing Monday night, April 25, at 7 pm! This is a comedy that addresses later in life alternatives! Get tickets now at www.thalianhall.org/wilmington-jewish-film-festival ! See you there!

One week from tonight, April 27, features two heartwarming films, "I Am Here" and "Ismail's Dilemma".  Enjoy this traile...
04/21/2022
I Am Here- Official Trailer

One week from tonight, April 27, features two heartwarming films, "I Am Here" and "Ismail's Dilemma". Enjoy this trailer for "I Am Here" and get your tickets NOW!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJffwoQ4y84

COMING TO VOD MAY 24th! A life-affirming documentary that celebrates the remarkable life of Ella Blumenthal, whose magnetic personality and spirit has remain...

In case you need a reminder of our varied and fabulous lineup, check THIS out...
04/18/2022

In case you need a reminder of our varied and fabulous lineup, check THIS out...

We are in the final week's countdown to this season's exciting festival! Don't miss "Persian Lessons" on April 24, at Th...
04/18/2022

We are in the final week's countdown to this season's exciting festival! Don't miss "Persian Lessons" on April 24, at Thalian Hall!

Hang onto your hats, Friends!  The Festival is right around the corner, so it's time to mark your calendars and get read...
03/29/2022

Hang onto your hats, Friends! The Festival is right around the corner, so it's time to mark your calendars and get ready!!

Visit our website www.wilmingtonJFF.org for more information. Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our emails to stay ...
03/23/2022

Visit our website www.wilmingtonJFF.org for more information. Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our emails to stay up to date.

Tomorrow is the day!  Our Summer Series will draw to a close with "Persona Non Grata", shown at The Pointe Cinemas, at 7...
08/18/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Tomorrow is the day! Our Summer Series will draw to a close with "Persona Non Grata", shown at The Pointe Cinemas, at 7 pm.
Get your tickets now and be sure to go to our website for all information and details:
www.wilmingtonjff.org
Thank you for your interest and support during our Summer Series this year; let's finish strong and wrap up a most successful Festival! See you tomorrow, at the movies!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

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The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival entered the Port City’s cultural scene in October 2013 with a cheerful film celebrating Jewish songwriters’ contributions to Broadway musicals. That first film was followed by a speaker (the director) and then a catered reception offering many opportunities for conversation and community.

These elements became signature features of the annual film festivals that followed every spring, beginning in 2014. The film screenings have attracted more and more viewers, and thefestival has become an important part of the Jewish community as well as the Wilmington community at large

Screenings include internationally acclaimed films on Jewish themes and issues, both historical and contemporary. The selections represent the best of Jewish filmic creativity in the U.S., Israel, France, and other nations. A summer film series has recently been added to screen excellent films that could not be placed in the spring Festival.

In the fall of 2018, the Festival presented the North Carolina premier of the film, Who Will Write Our History. Director/producer Roberta Grossman was brought to Wilmington for a question-and-answer session after the screening. The event was sold out and was tremendously successful.

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The 8th Annual Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival runs April 24-May 5. On Around Town this week, Rhonda's guests are festival chair Debbie Smith and special guest Bob Bahr, who is on the selection committee for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Listen here: https://bit.ly/3MpNANu
It's great to have the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival back for in-person screenings! Check out their lineup of films and get your tickets here > > https://www.thalianhall.org/wilmington-jewish-film-festival
Debbie Perlman Smith on Rhonda Bellamy's on WHQR Public Media. Starts this weekend! Have a listen!
We will all miss Bucky Stein!
Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival summer series begins soon
WILMA Downtime: For the past seven years, the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival has been introducing and educating the community about Jewish culture and history through film. This year, the festival has shifted to a virtual model to be able to continue the event during the pandemic. Starting on Saturday through May 25, seven films and four shorts will be available to stream anywhere.
The popular film festival is happening in 2021 — virtually. Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival https://lifeinbrunswickcounty.com/wilmington-jewish-film-festival/
To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many #WilmingtonNC organizations are honoring his memory with virtual activities and commemorative events. Find opportunities from the Cameron Art Museum, the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival, the Cucalorus/UNCW Curbside Cinema Series and others here: https://bit.ly/3bKsUAS
"Aulcie," a documentary will be aired virtual by the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 16-18.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival will showcase the documentary "Aulcie."
ECHOES FROM THE PAST TRYING TO FIND THEIR OWN VOICES https://uncw.zoom.us/rec/play/u5V8f-v6-zI3GIXHuASDAqBwW9TrLams0yRM-vZez0e0UHAFO1CkYrsbZuTzd-EOkYSRGqJXsbUSW1HH?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=mlAIjtjMTICU6WFeYLZH5g.1598962769826.0bc3b1b5604e7a3456d55364ae29b733&_x_zm_rhtaid=562 Supersmart #CarolinePeters talks to the audience of the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival about the contexts and the fun of her movie #DerVorname (#HowAboutAdolf) which will be #screened during this year’s festival. The film will be released in the USA in autumn 2020. We ❤️ Caroline Peters. Credits: Wilmington Jewish Film Festival: Caroline Peters
The start of the 2020 Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival is August 11th with a screening of 'Shared Legacies'. Don't miss out on your chance to see this work in progress and other films in the online lineup!