Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Film Festival Schedule

Events List Navigation

May 2017

2017 Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - May 11 @ 10:00 pm

Welcome to the 16th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival! The Ann Arbor JCC, along with our sponsors and partners, brings the global Jewish experience to the Ann Arbor community through the medium of film and related cultural presentations. Join us for these one of a kind films and unique events. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance or at the Michigan Theater box office*. The complete schedule is in formation and a downloadable simple text schedule as well as trailers…

Find out more »

Fanny’s Journey

May 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rackham Amphitheater 4th Floor, 915 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map

Fanny’s Journey (2016, Drama, French with English subtitles, 94 min) Fanny, a 12-year-old girl, stays in a hidden home far from her parents. She takes care of her two younger sisters until she is forced to flee in a rush, becoming the head of a group of eight children heading across occupied France. Director: Lola Doillon Sponsors: Charles and Rita Gelmam Please note that this screening will take place at Rackham Amphitheater, 4th floor of the University of Michigan Rackham School…

Find out more »

Mamele

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
+ Google Map

Mamele (1938, Comedy/Musical, Yiddish with English subtitles, 103 min) Newly restored classic Yiddish musical film. A young woman takes care of her boorish brothers and sisters and shiftless father. Directors: Joseph Green, Konrad Tom Stars: Molly Picon

Find out more »

Bagels Over Berlin

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
+ Google Map

Bagels Over Berlin (2016, Documentary, English, 100 min) Documentary is based on riveting interviews with Jewish Airmen who fought in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War. It is a unique film that provides its audiences with rich insights into the men’s experiences and struggles against Nazi Germany during the height of the war. Their stories run the gamut from humor to grave peril. Director: Alan Feinberg Following the film therre will be a Q&A with Director Alan…

Find out more »

AKA Nadia

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
+ Google Map

AKA Nadia (2015, Drama, Hebrew with English subtitles, 115 min) A happily married mother of two seems to have the perfect life until her hidden past comes to light. Director: Tova Asher

Find out more »

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
+ Google Map

Who's Gonna Love Me Now (2016, Documentary, Hebrew with English subtitles, 85 min) After learning he is HIV positive, an ex-Israeli paratrooper attempts to reconcile with his religious family back in Israel. Directors:  Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann  

Find out more »

The Last Laugh

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
+ Google Map

The Last Laugh (2016, Documentary, English, 88 min) Feature documentary about humor and the Holocaust, examining whether it is ever acceptable to use humor in connection with a tragedy of that scale, and the implications for other seemingly off-limits topics in a society that prizes free speech. Director: Ferne Pearlstein Stars: Gilbert Gottfried, Mel Brooks, David Steinberg, Susie Essman

Find out more »

Ben-Gurion Epilogue

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
+ Google Map

Ben-Gurion Epilogue (2016, Documentary, Hebrew/French with English subtitles, 55 min) Six hours of interview footage was discovered of one of modern history’s greatest leaders, David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968 and he is 82 years old, five years before his death. He lives in his secluded home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise. Ben-Gurion’s introspective soul searching is the focus of this film, and his clear voice provides a surprising…

Find out more »

The People vs Fritz Bauer

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
+ Google Map

The People vs Fritz Bauer (2015, Biography/Drama, German/Yiddish/Spanish with English subtitles, 105 min) The story of Attorney General Fritz Bauer of Germany in 1957 who works with the Israeli intelligence to find and prosecute Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Director: Lars Kraume Stars: Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaußner, Michael Schenk

Find out more »

Germans & Jews

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
+ Google Map

Germans & Jews (2016, Documentary, German/English/Hebrew with English Subtitles, 76min) Germany is one of the most democratic societies in the world and has the fastest growing Jewish community in Europe. This never could have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories, the film explores the country's transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Director: Janina Quint

Find out more »
+ Export Events