Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Top Ten Tuesdays I: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Top Ten  Tuesdays is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week I'm stepping outside the assigned category because the lineup for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has just come out and I need your help! I can't see every film I'm interested in, so I am asking you to help me choose. Which of the following films would you like to see?

The 90-Minute War (narrative , satire) Israel & Palestine agree to let a soccer game decide who should leave & who gets to stay.

BANG (documentary about songwriter & producer Bert Berns (Twist & Shout, Under the Boardwalk.)

Big Sonia (documentary about Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski & her life in Kansas City.)

Body & Soul: An American Bridge (story of the jazz song showing interplay between Jewish & African American cultures.)

Dirty Wolves (Set in a mining village in NW Spain during WWII.) Two sisters make hard choices after the local tungsten mine is captured/controlled by the Nazis.

Doing Jewish (documentary) A Canadian Jew performing community service in Ghana misses Jewish community during the High Holy Days & visits a devout Jewish community in Sefwi Wiawso.

Fanny's Journey: a resourceful young girl leads a group of children through Nazi-occupied France. Family friendly, based on an autobiographical novel.

Forever Pure: documentary wherein a secret deal to transfer Muslim soccer players to an Israeli soccer team causes a crisis.

Hanna's Sleeping Dogs: A young Roman Catholic girl in 1960s France discovers her family& religious background isn't what she's been told.

Harmonia: a modern retelling of the story of Abraham & Sarah, a childless Israeli couple seeks a family and conflict arises.

The Jews (Il Sont Partout): Comedy sketches about Jewish stereotypes.

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (documentary) Examines USA's decision to participate in 1936 Olympics & the racial politics influencing the decision as well as the athlete's reception on returning home.

Restoring Tomorrow (documentary) Depicts the restoration of the 1929 Wilshire Boulevard Temple, home to the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles.

Shorts II: various short films

There are Jews Here: documentary profiling Jewish communities in rural America.

To be or not to be: Jack Benny & Carole Lombard star in a comedic/romantic/suspenseful look at WWII in Poland.

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