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7th Annual Boulder Jewish Film Festival
March 7 - 17, 2019
Public on Sale: Monday February 4

Thursday March 7 - Opening Night


It Must Schwing
March 7 | 7pm
Boulder JCC (6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder)
$25 Advance | $30 Day Of
“It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story” tells the moving story of two German Jewish refugees who founded Blue Note Records in 1939 and for the next 30 years recorded and befriended all the jazz greats they had idolized back in Germany – where jazz was banned. This musical homage to the harmonizing influence of music details an era when an African-American and Jewish alliance confronted racism in America and changed musical history. Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and Quincy Jones express their admiration, gratitude, and love for visionaries Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, remembering how, as ostracized musicians, they were treated with dignity and humanity by two men who had narrowly escaped the Holocaust to fight for their equality in America. A jazz reception precedes the screening.
Please note: Opening Night takes place at the Boulder JCC NOT The Dairy Arts Center. 
Public on sale Monday February 4
 

Friday March 8


Scaffolding
March 8 | 1pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
A charismatic literature teacher and a strict, working-class father vie for influence over an Israeli teenager, who finds himself torn between the two very different role models. (92 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4


The Interpreter
March 8 | 3:30pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Oscillating between comedy and tragedy, this odd-couple road movie finds two aging men looking for closure from the Holocaust through an unlikely friendship. (114 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4
 

Saturday March 9


Outdoors 
March 9 | 7:30pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
As a young Israeli couple build their dream house, the foundation of their marriage begins to crumble, challenging them to find the true meaning of home and to focus on the challenge of building a life together. (80 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4


Sunday March 10


Heading Home
March 10 | 11am & 1:30pm
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Boedecker (Reserved)
This stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. (91 minutes)
11am Public on sale Monday February 4
1:30pm Public on sale Monday February 4


Sustainable Nation
March 10 | 7pm
Gordon Gamm (Reserved)
$15 Advance | $18 Day Of
Discover how three Israeli innovators are taking valuable lessons learned in water-poor Israel to bring clean, safe water to millions of people around the world - from using plants to clean waste water to a computer system that monitors moisture in trees. (60 min)
Public on sale Monday February 14
 

Monday March 11

 

When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope
March 11 | 1:30pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live find meaning by reaching out to those in need, discovering that what didn’t kill them really did make them stronger. (81 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4


Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew 
March 11 | 4pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Once a young shepherd in Ethiopia and now a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, Mekonen strives to find his place as an African-Israeli Jew defending his new homeland and its liberal values of democracy, freedom, and equality. (60 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

Who Will Write Our History
March 11 | 6:30pm
Gordon Gamm (Reserved)
$15 Advance | $18 Day Of
Producer Nancy Spielberg and director Roberta Grossman, the team behind “Above and Beyond” (BJFF 2016), return with an inspirational story of humanity and heroism in the Warsaw Ghetto. (90 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4
 
Tuesday March 12

The Interpreter
March 12 | 1:00pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Oscillating between comedy and tragedy, this odd-couple road movie finds two aging men looking for closure from the Holocaust through an unlikely friendship. (114 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

To Dust
March 12 | 4:00pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Géza Röhrig plays a recent Hasidic widower who forms a clandestine partnership with a community college biology professor (Matthew Broderick) as he struggles to find religious solace while obsessing over the physical process of human decay. (92 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4
 

Love, Gilda
March 12 | 7:30pm (6:30pm reception)
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
The irrepressible commedienne’s story is told by Gilda Radner herself, in copious interviews, along with recently discovered interviews and home movies, creating a memorable portrait of a beloved comic genius. (92 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

 

Wednesday March 13


Outdoors 
March 13 | 12:00pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
As a young Israeli couple build their dream house, the foundation of their marriage begins to crumble, challenging them to find the true meaning of home and to focus on the challenge of building a life together. (80 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4
 

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
March 13 | 3:30pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
The preeminent film critic of the 20th century used her influence to shape modern cinema, as well as our understanding of it, as revealed in this clip-filled homage to Kael and the movies she championed. (95 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

 

93Queen
March 13 | 6:30pm (8:30 Reception)
Gordon Gamm (Reserved)
$25 Advance | $30 Day Of

 What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
The preeminent film critic of the 20th century used her influence to shape modern cinema, as well as our understanding of it, as revealed in this clip-filled homage to Kael and the movies she championed. (90 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

Thursday March 14

The Museum
March 14 | 1:30pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms, visitors, and staff of Jerusalem’s impressive Israel Museum, the nation’s most important - and illuminating - cultural institution. (74 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

To Dust
March 14 | 4:00pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Géza Röhrig plays a recent Hasidic widower who forms a clandestine partnership with a community college biology professor (Matthew Broderick) as he struggles to find religious solace while obsessing over the physical process of human decay. (92 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4


Operation Finale
March 14 | 6:30pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
The capture of Adolph Eichmann (Ben Kingsley) by a team of Mossad agents is superbly depicted in this uncommonly intelligent 2018 Hollywood thriller also starring Oscar Isaac. (122 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4
 
Friday March 15

Scaffolding
March 15 | 12pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
A charismatic literature teacher and a strict, working-class father vie for influence over an Israeli teenager, who finds himself torn between the two very different role models. (92 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

The Museum
March 15 | 2pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
Explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms, visitors, and staff of Jerusalem’s impressive Israel Museum, the nation’s most important - and illuminating - cultural institution. (74 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

The Waldheim Waltz
March 15 | 4:15pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
The incredible history of a former Nazi’s rise to post-war power, and the lies, secrets, and betrayals that led to the appalling travesty. (94 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

Saturday March 16

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
March 16 | 7:30pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
The preeminent film critic of the 20th century used her influence to shape modern cinema, as well as our understanding of it, as revealed in this clip-filled homage to Kael and the movies she championed. (95 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

Sunday March 17

Operation Finale
March 17 | 1pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
The capture of Adolph Eichmann (Ben Kingsley) by a team of Mossad agents is superbly depicted in this uncommonly intelligent 2018 Hollywood thriller also starring Oscar Isaac. (122 minutes)

Public on sale Monday February 4


Love, Gilda
March 17 | 4pm
Boedecker (Reserved)
$13 Advance | $15 Day Of
The irrepressible commedienne’s story is told by Gilda Radner herself, in copious interviews, along with recently discovered interviews and home movies, creating a memorable portrait of a beloved comic genius. (92 minutes)
Public on sale Monday February 4

The Mamboniks
March 17 | 6:30pm (8:30pm Reception)
Gordon Gamm (Reserved)
$20 Advance | $25 Day Of
Its Yiddish-inflected title refers to Jews who went crazy for the Cuban fusion of European melodies and African rhythms known as Mambo – and are still swaying to the Latin beat.
Public on sale Monday February 4


 

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