Falmouth Jewish Congregation 2017 Summer Jewish Film Festival

Fanny's Journey


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).

The season closes with the poplar, multiple award-winning Holocaust drama Fanny’s Journey, a French/Belgian co-production. Fanny’s Journey has won Audience Award at Jewish film festivals across the country, including Atlanta, Augusta, Denver, Philadelphia, San Diego, and eleven more. Based on a true story, this is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children persevere and reach the Swiss border to freedom. 94 minutes long, in French with English subtitles.