Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, the upcoming Film Festival will open at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion on January 20 with the film DOUGH starring stage and screen actor Jonathan Pryce. For the next three weeks, the Festival will present 30 films that celebrate the Jewish experience and community at several different movie houses, including the Cobb Theatres at Downtown in Palm Beach Gardens, Cinemark theatres in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach and the Frank Cinebowl & Grill in Delray Beach. The closing film, the documentary RAISE THE ROOF, will be shown at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth.
“The 31 films chosen to be shown at The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2016 represent a variety of different genres and come from all over the world,” says Festival Director Ellen Wedner. “They are extraordinarily diverse and very engaging; you don’t have to be Jewish to be thoroughly entertained and enthralled.”
“Best of all, we look forward to welcoming to the Festival the directors and subjects of several of our selected movies, including CARVALHO’S JOURNEY, DOUGH, IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE, ROCK IN THE RED ZONE and the one with all the great local connections, LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER, about the relationship between a mother living in Boca Pointe and her New York-based daughter – both of which are scheduled to attend the film’s screenings,” adds Wedner.
Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival strives to bring to South Florida the finest examples of cinema from around the world. Founded in 1990 the festival continues to grow and evolve as it continues to expand the selection of narrative features, short films and documentaries to reflect the tastes and needs of its audience. For more information, please visit www.PBJFF.org.