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May 2017

Mamele

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

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Bagels Over Berlin

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

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Last Band in Lebanon

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Last Band in Lebanon (2016, Comedy, Hebrew with English subtitles, 89 min) Three military band reservists wake up and discover the Israeli army has retreated from Lebanon and left them behind. Directors:  Itzik Kricheli, Ben Bachar Sponsors:  Mani Osteria & Bar, Isalita Cantina Mexicana, Mikette Bistro & Bar  

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AKA Nadia

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

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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
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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  

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The Last Laugh

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

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The Settlers

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Settlers (2016, Documentary, Hebrew with Subtitles, 1h 50m) A look at Jewish settlers in the West Bank and their allies, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, in Israel, America and Europe. The origins of the settler phenomenon, which reach back almost half a century, are explored along with a look at who the settlers are today and how they impact the Middle East peace process. Director: Shimon Dotan

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Ben-Gurion Epilogue

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

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The People vs Fritz Bauer

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

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Germans & Jews

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

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The Shorts Program – Hannah’s Holy Communtion

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Hannah's Holy Communion (2012, Comedy, English, 13 min) A spirited 7-year-old growing up in Dublin in the 1970's can't wait to make her Holy Communion. The only problem is she's the wrong religion. Director: Shimmy Marcus Sponsor for the entire shorts program: Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

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The Shorts Program – A Reuben by Any Other Name

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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A Reuben by Any Other Name (2010, Comedy, English, 5 min) Take a hilarious look at the differences between Orthodox and Reform Judaism in terms of the differences between the New York and Los Angeles versions of the Reuben sandwich. Director: Jeremy Dylan Lanni

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The Shorts Program – Women in Sink

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Women in Sink (2015, Documentary/Drama, 36 min) In an Arab hair-salon in Israel, the director installs a camera over the washing-basin. As she washes their hair, she converses candidly with the salon's clients, Arabs and Jews, on Israeli politics, life, and love. Director: Iris Zaki

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The Shorts Program – Bacon & God’s Wrath

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Bacon & God's Wrath (2015, Documentary/Animation, English, 8 min) Follow an elderly Jewish woman as she tries bacon for the first time. Director: Sol Friedman

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The Shorts Program – Joe’s Violin

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Joe's Violin (2016, Documentary, English, 24 min) A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx and unexpectedly, his own. Director: Kahane Cooperman

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The Women’s Balcony

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Women's Balcony (2016, Comedy/Drama, Hebrew with English Subtitles, 96 min) A mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community, in this rousing, comical feminist narrative about speaking truth to patriarchal power. Sponsors: Shira and Steven Klein, Jules Doneson Fund Director: Emil Ben-Shimon

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