Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
April 5, 2014 to April 6, 2014
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
$10.00 to $18.00
The inaugural Wilmington Jewish Film Festival at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, NC, features "3 Days, 4 Films, 1 Cultural Journey." The kickoff screening is Thursday, April 3.
Saturday, 8pm: For a Woman tells the story of the marriage of Michel and Lena through the eyes of their daughter Anna. The complexities of this loving marriage are intensified by the couple’s Jewish identity in France during World War II and by the appearance of the husband’s brother (dessert reception by Angie's catering and conversation to follow)
Sunday, 3:30: Fill the Void explores the lives of Hasidic Jews in Israel. Levirite marriage laws are depicted as a young Hasidic woman, Shira, in love and engaged to marry a young man of similar age and background to herself, is pressured into an arranged marriage with the widower of her much-older sister Esther, who has died in childbirth. Q&A session, led by Chana Lieblich of the Chabad of Wilmington religious community, to follow; 7pm: Nicky’s Family is a biopic depicting the work of Sir Nicholas Winton, now called Britain’s Schindler, who in 1939 saved the lives of 669 children in Nazi-occupied Czechoslavakia. He never spoke of his work for more than 50 years, and his efforts were not revealed until his wife found documents and transport plans in a suitcase in their attic (savory reception by Angie's catering between films)