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SATURDAY, April 14

Ballantyne Village Theatre


Film: 8:45

Opening Night
Film: Only Human
Opening Night Reception

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Only Human

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Feature Film: Comedy (2004)
Directors: Dominic Harai & Teresa Pelegri

Ballantyne Village Theatre



When Leni brings her boyfriend home to meet her Jewish family, surprises abound.  Leni has not told her family that her husband-to-be is Palestinian, preferring to tell them that “he’s from Israel.”  Likewise, she has not told her fiancé about her off-the-wall family.  Just as it seems they might all be able to work through these uncomfortable truths, a falling block of frozen soup complicates matters.  A thoroughly delightful comedy of errors!

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SUNDAY, April 15

Temple Beth El

7:30 p.m.

Community Yom HaShoah Service, Program and Film
Honoring local Holocaust survivors

Film: The Buchenwald Ball
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by Temple Beth El and Temple Israel

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The Buchenwald Ball

Sunday, April 15th , 2007

Documentary (2006)
Directors: Andrew Wiseman, Danny Ben-Moshe, and Uri Mizrachi
Language: English

Temple Beth El


The Buchenwald Ball is a film that celebrates survival. Uplifting, full of swagger and joie de vivre, it tells the story of 45 orphans who escaped the Holocaust and found their way to Australia after their liberation from the Buchenwald concentration camp. Every year on April 11, the anniversary of their liberation, the Buchenwald Boys hold a ball filled with music, dancing, and an energy that defies their advancing ages. The ball is a celebration of life, friendship, family, and love.


Levine JCC

7 p.m.

Teen Night :
Film: Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School
For Consolidated High School students and parents only
(closed to the public)

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Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School

Wednesday, April 18th , 2007

Documentary (2005)
Director: Irena Fayngold
Language: English

Consolidated High School


Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School tells the story of Shula’s determination to establish a Gay-Straight Alliance at the New Jewish High School (now the Gann Academy), a private pluralistic religious school in Waltham, Massachusetts. But it also tells the bigger story of what it means to be gay and Jewish in modern times and how to reconcile one’s sexual identity with a religion that calls homosexuality an abomination.

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THURSDAY, April 19

The Light Factory’s Knight Gallery, Spirit Square


7 p.m.  SOLD OUT

Films by and about Women
All I've Got and
A Good Uplift

Sponsored by The Light Factory

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All I've Got

Thursday, April 19th , 2007

Feature Film: Drama (2002)
Director: Keren Margalit
Language: Hebrew with subtitles
Sponsored by: The Light Factory

The Light Factory


A fascinating romantic drama about choosing between two lovers. Seventy-two year old Tamara dies and finds herself on a ferry that will take her across the river to the hereafter. On the ferry, she meets Uri, her first love, who was killed in an auto accident when they were both young. She has a fateful choice: to enter the afterlife with her beloved Uri as her 23-year old self–giving up all her memories of her subsequent life, her husband and children; or to join her husband in the afterlife, with all her memories intact, leaving Uri behind for all eternity.

All I’ve Got is sure to leave audiences with plenty to think about!”

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A Good Uplift

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Short Documentary (2003)
Directors: Faye Lederman, Cheryl Furjanic,
Eve Lederman

Language: English

The Light Factory


This light-hearted look into a very special Lower East Side lingerie shop takes us into the haimishe world of Magda, the shop’s proprietor. Magda can size up a woman’s breasts in mere moments, and always finds the right fit for her diverse clientele.

SATURDAY, April 21

Ballantyne Village Theatre

8 p.m.

Closing Night
Film: Wondrous Oblivion

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Wondrous Oblivion

Saturday, April 21st , 2007

Feature Film: Drama (2002)
Director: Paul Morrison
Language: English

Ballantyne Village Theatre



Wondrous Oblivion is a tender drama about a wide-eyed boy in a narrow-minded world. Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is a huge fan of cricket, but seems to have no skill for the game. When a Jamaican family moves in next door and builds a cricket net in the back year, David is ecstatic.

But this is the 1960’s in England and when the neighbors start to make life difficult for the new arrivals, David’s Jewish family is caught in the middle. He has to choose between fitting in and standing up for the new friends that have become a positive force in his life.

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SUNDAY, April 22

Levine JCC

2 p.m.

Closing Day Film and Speaker:
Film: Live and Become
Guest Speaker: Zion Uness
Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte in conjunction with the Expressions: Israeli Art Show and Sale

A portion of the proceeds from the Closing Day Film will go to Operation Promise

Please join us after the film for a free wine and cheese reception sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte in conjunction with the Expressions: Israeli Art Show and Sale

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Live and Become

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Feature Film: Drama (2005)
Director/Writer: Radu Mihaileanu

Language: Hebrew/Amharic with subtitles
Sponsored by: The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte

Levine JCC



The film depicts the magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mother’s parting request that he “go, live, and become.” Buoyed by a profound and unfaltering motherly love – both in his memory and in the arms of his adoptive mother – he ultimately finds an identity and a happiness all his own.

This film has been a hit at Jewish film festivals around the world.

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