Film festival offers 32 films showcasing Jewish and Israeli cinema

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Mizel Arts and Culture Center is hosting the 21st annual Denver Jewish Film Festival sponsored by Wagner Wealth Management and the Sturm Family Foundation through Feb. 20 in the Elaine Wolf Theatre on the campus of The Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center. The series includes 32 films that showcase Jewish and Israeli cinema.

“The film festival provides an opportunity for film lovers, the greater Denver community and those who have a connection to Judaism to watch an eclectic variety of one-of-a-kind films that are not available in other theaters,” said Steve Wilson, executive artistic director of the MACC at the JCC Denver. “We are thrilled to announce the incredible line-up of films in our 21st annual festival, and look forward to sharing them with the community.”

The 2017 festival celebrates exceptional “unsung heroes” past and present and kicks off with a film about Jewish actor Leonard Nimoy called For the Love of Spock. The film offers a revealing portrait of Nimoy and the cultural phenomenon of his character, Mr. Spock. The film is directed by his son, Adam Nimoy, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

The showcased films are a combination of narrative features, documentaries, other films from and about Israel, and those by Israeli artists and include: Abulele, Antenna, Atomic Falafel, Curt Lowens: A Life of Changes, Dirty Wolves, Disturbing the Peace, Every Face has a Name, False Flag, Fanny’s Journey, Fever at Dawn, Forever Pure, Hagiga – The Story of Israeli Cinema, Harmonia, Longing, Lookout, Moos, Mountain, Naked Among Wolves, On the Map, One Step to Freedom, Persona Non Grata, Peter the 3rd, Sara Stein – Shalom Berlin, The Freedom to Marry, The Last Laugh, The People vs. Fritz Bauer, The Women’s Balcony, Wedding Doll, Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, Women in Sink and Wounded Land.  A full schedule of events can be found at bit.ly/2iMHVnC.

The films included in the festival have been screened at film festivals across the globe, many of them premiering for the first time in Denver or Colorado.

All seating is reserved. Tickets to each film are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students. Multi-film packages are also available for purchase at varying costs. Festival tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/2hOJ6Gi.

The MACC Box office is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street and is open for phone inquiries Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (1 p.m. – 5p.m. for walk up business) and one hour before all screenings. For more information, visit maccjcc.org/film or call (303) 316-6360.