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Levis JCC Sandler Center Beifield Auditorium
21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton
Complimentary Admission for Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Patrons
$10, A&L Gold Members: $8, A&L Platinum Members: Free
Presented with Boca Raton Museum of Art
Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds: The Conductor Zubin Mehta
Documentary | Germany, Israel (2017) | 89 minutes | Hebrew, German, Italian, English, with English Subtitles
Wednesday, May 9, 1:00 pm
Conductor Zubin Mehta, one of the world’s most charismatic conductors, is a true world citizen. Born in India, he has had a dazzling international career. While adopting Vienna as his musical home, it is Israel that he is most identified with. Since joining the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, he has developed strong ties with the State, has become the face of its cultural excellence and serves as the Music Director for Life. Produced on the eve of Mehta’s 80th birthday, the film is a timely celebration of the legendary maestro’s life and work.
The Body Collector – 2018 Festival Winner Best Feature Film
Drama | Netherlands (2016) | 143 minutes | Dutch with English Subtitles
Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 pm
Investigative journalist Hans Knoop becomes personally involved in the hunt for Pieter Menten, an untouchable ex-Nazi and war criminal. Menten, a prominent millionaire living a lavish lifestyle near Amsterdam, decides to auction off part of his famous art collection which he had shipped to the Netherlands during the war. Knoop receives a tip from an Israeli colleague about Menten’s hidden wartime past but is warned to stay away from the story. He is stonewalled by bureaucrats and threatened by Menten. Based on the true story and novel by Hans Knoop.
Director: Tim Oliehoek
Guest Speaker: Hans Knoop
Drama | Israel (2017) | 100 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles
Wednesday, June 6, 1:00 pm
Ariel, a middle-aged, well-off bachelor, learns he has lost a son he didn’t know existed. Ariel begins a journey of exploration as he travels to his son’s gravesite. Desperate to learn more, he belatedly discovers fatherly love and devotion and deals with his own troubled childhood.
Director: Savi Gabizon
Drama | Poland (2016) | 98 minutes | French, German, Romani with English Subtitles
Wednesday, July 11, 1:00 pm
Hania, a Jewish orphan, is hidden during the Holocaust by a Polish couple. Many years after the war she returns to Poland from Israel to find the family that saved her life and asks them to accept the honor awarded by Yad Vashem, the title “Righteous Among the Nations”. This story was inspired by the true events experienced by film director Michal Szczerbic’s family and friends.
Director: Michal Szczerbic