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The Baltimore Jewish Film Festival includes international films of Jewish interest. Here’s the schedule:
April 8, 2 p.m.: “Body & Soul: An American Bridge” at Reginald F. Lewis Museum
April 10, 7:30 p.m.: “Ben Gurion, Epilogue” — Archival interview footage featuring David Ben-Gurion, one of modern history’s greatest leaders
April 12, 7:30 p.m.: “1945” — On a summer day in post-wartime 1945, the villagers in a small Hungarian town prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son until news spreads of the arrival of two Orthodox men.
April 15, 1 p.m.: “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” — This is the first major documentary to explore Sammy Davis Jr.’s vast talent and journey towards self-identification through the moving tides of civil rights and racial progress in 20th-century America. It examines Davis Jr.’s remarkable career, as well as his embrace of Judaism. (Pictured)
April 19, 7:30 p.m.: “The Cakemaker” — Thomas travels from Germany to Jerusalem to seek closure and learn about the life of his recently deceased lover, Oren. Thomas begins working for Oren’s widow, Anat, in her cafe without her knowing his connection to her dead husband.
April 22, 1 p.m.: “An Israeli Love Story” — Based on the true story of the love affair between Pnina Gary, director and actress from Nahalal, and Eli Ben–Zvi, son of Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi the second president of Israel.
April 22, 4 p.m.: “Between Worlds” — Oliel, a young Israeli security guard, is critically injured during a terror attack in Jerusalem. On the train to the hospital Oliel’s distraught girlfriend, Amal, and his estranged mother, Bima, sit together unaware that they are going to see the same man.
April 24, 7:30 p.m: “Bye, Bye Germany” — David Bermann, a charming Jewish man, and a group of friends launch a fine linen business catering to the gentile women in the neighboring towns of Frankfurt, Germany, 1946.
April 26, 7:30 p.m.: “Shelter” — Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent, is pressed back into duty after a break due to a traumatic experience. She is assigned to protect Mona, a Lebanese informer who has had extensive plastic surgery and is being held in a safe house in Hamburg.
April 29, 3 p.m.: “Keep the Change” — David and Sarah meet at a JCC support group for special needs adults that David is mandated to attend by the courts as punishment for making an inappropriate joke to a police officer.
May 1, 7:30 p.m.: “An Act of Defiance” — Ten political activists, including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters, face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia in 1963.
May 3, 7:30 p.m.: “In Between” — This controversial Israeli drama focuses on the lives of three young Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv.
May 6, 3 p.m.: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” at North Oaks, Senior Independent Living — What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr.
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