Falmouth Jewish Congregation 2017 Summer Jewish Film Festival


Falmouth Jewish Congregation Offers Six Films for its 2017 Summer Jewish Film Festival
Tuesdays, July 11 – August 15

Get ready for another summer of engaging film viewing and discussion. Falmouth Jewish Congregation’s Summer Jewish Film Festival brings the best of the Jewish and International film festival circuit to Cape Cod, culling award-winners in both drama and documentary categories for a varied selection of entertaining and thought-provoking films. The 2017 season opens on July 11 and runs on Tuesdays through August 15 with two daily screenings: a 2:00pm matinee and a 7:30pm evening screening with the exception of the single 7:30 P.M. screening Disturbing the Peace on July 18. Film screenings are followed by a guided discussion led by Pamela Rothstein, the festival organizer and Falmouth Jewish Congregation’s Director of Lifelong Learning.

All screenings are open to the public and take place in the congregation’s Blanche & Joel D. Seifer Community Center at 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth. Everyone is welcome, and facilities and parking are accessible to all. Doors open 30 minutes prior to screenings. Refreshments are included in the entry price, and individual tickets are available at the door only at the cost of $10 for members and $15 for non-members. A discounted Season "REEL Pass" for all six films is available in advance or at the door at the cost of $55 for congregation members and $85 for non-members. Passes may be purchased in advance by bringing or sending a check to the congregation’s office. This year’s Summer Jewish Film Festival is supported, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Cape Cod.

The schedule for 2017 is:
July 11: The Women’s Balcony (Comedy/Drama, Israel); July 18: Disturbing the Peace (Documentary, USA), including a Q & A with the director; July 25: 1945 (Holocaust Drama, Hungary); August 1: Moos (Romantic Comedy, Netherlands); August 8: Big Sonia (Documentary, USA); and August 15: Fanny’s Journey (Holocaust Drama, France/Belgium).

On July 18 there will be a single screening at 7:30 P.M. of the documentary Disturbing the Peace, followed by a Q & A with director Stephen Apkon.  Disturbing the Peace follows a group of former enemy combatants - Israeli soldiers from the most elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison - who have come together to challenge the status quo and say "enough." The film traces their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to non-violent peace activists and their founding of Combatants for Peace (CfP). While the film is based in the Middle East, it creates an experience that addresses universal themes relevant to us all - a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. Visit disturbingthepeace.com to watch a trailer and learn more about the film and Combatants for Peace. For this screening only, doors will open for REEL Pass holders 45 minutes early.