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Statewide Jewish Film Fest launches at KSC next weekend



Last modified: Thursday, March 12, 2015
The seventh annual New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival will be screening 10 films in six cities in the state beginning March 19.

Nine of the 10 films will be making their Granite State premieres with entries from the United States, Israel, Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Kicking off the festival will be “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker,” a film celebrating Tucker’s life through the entertainer’s recently discovered 400-plus personal scrapbook. Producers and film narrators Susan and Lloyd Ecker will hold a Q & A on how they accessed the Hollywood legend’s private scrapbooks at this event being held at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, on March 19.

Several films will be shown in the Putnam Arts Lecture Hall at Keene State College. A New Hampshire premiere, “Run Boy Run” tells the true story of a 9-year-old Polish boy who struggles to keep his Jewish faith while fleeing from village to village during the Nazi occupation. This film will be shown Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m.

“Magic Men” will screen on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. Also a New Hampshire premiere, this film follows a jaded 78-year-old Holocaust survivor and his estranged Hasidic rapper son as they take a road trip from Israel to Greece in search of an old magician who saved the father’s life during World War II.

On Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m., “Kidon,” a New Hampshire premiere, will be shown. On Feb. 18, 2010, the whole world awakes to see front-page pictures of Mossad agents wearing fake beards, wigs and tennis attire, killing Hamas terrorist Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in a five-star Dubai hotel. It was the first time that secret agents had been caught in the act by simple hotel security cameras, but the actual hit squad escaped the country unscathed. The most surprised of all were Mossad leaders, knowing that none of this had anything to do with them. Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli stars as a Mossad seductress.

Admission for each film is $10.

For more information on tickets, venues, other films, and screening times, visit www.Jewishnh.org, BrownPaperTickets.com/profile/833384 or call 627-7679.