Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

Save the Date for the William and Irene Weinberg Family's 27th annual Baltimore Jewish Film Festival! The 2015 season includes films of Jewish interest from around the world. 

Film Price: $12/in advance, $14/at the door, $5/film student rush tickets



Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion (short)

Sunday, March 22, 2015 • 3:00pm

Great Britain 2012; Drama; Director: Shimmy Marcus

Language: 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.

Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

Baltimore Premiere

Sunday, March 22, 2015 • 3:00pm

USA 2014; Documentary; Director: John Lollos

Language: English, 76 min.
Portraits of two beloved icons--Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel--are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit.

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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • 7:30pm

Israel/Germany/France 2014; Drama; Directors: Ronit Elkabets, Shlomi Elkabetz

Language: Hebrew with English subtitles, 115 min.
The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court. Viviane and her lawyer must face the uncompromising attitude of Elisha, the husband, who doesn’t even respond to the rabbis convocations. When he is finally obliged to come to court, he keeps refusing the divorce (Gett) even though they've been separated for years. Buy Tickets

24 Days

Maryland Premiere

Sunday, March 29, 2015 • 3:00pm

France 2014; Drama; Director: Alexandre Arcady

Language: French with English subtitles, 108 min.
In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. Buy Tickets

Barriers (short)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • 7:30pm

Israel 2012; Drama; Director: Golan Rise

Language: Hebrew with English subtitles, 22 min.
Uri, a young officer, together with two soldiers under his command, are manning a checkpoint in the territories. Two women from the "Watch” organization are monitoring their work. Uri is confused when he receives an order to close the checkpoint because of a bomb threat amidst the women’s questions. Pressure rises as a number of unpredictable events unfold simultaneously, and Uri is faced with some difficult ethical decisions.

Above and Beyond

Maryland Premiere

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • 7:30pm

USA/UK/Israel 2014; Documentary; Director: Roberta Grossman

Language: English, 90 min.
In 1948, a group of World War II pilots, mostly from America, volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of "Machal" - volunteers from abroad - this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.  

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Co-Presented with FIDF

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Monday, April 20, 2015 • 7:30pm

Israel 2004; Directors: Erez Tadmore and Guy Nattiv

Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles, 7 min.
Strangers tells the compelling tale of two young men, one Arab and one Jewish who are motivated by fear to overcome their racial prejudice and hatred when suddenly confronted with a menacing gang of skinheads.
Won Best Short at Sundance Film Festival 2004.

Run Boy Run

Maryland Premiere

Monday, April 20, 2015 • 7:30pm

Germany/France 2014; Drama; Director: Pepe Danquart
Guest Speaker: Dr. Uta Larkey 

Language: Polish, German with English subtitles, 107 min.
Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith. Escaping the Warsaw ghetto at the behest of his father, nine-year old Srulik flees to the woods. There, he learns to hide from SS patrols and scour for food, until loneliness and the harsh onset of winter drive him back to civilization.

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Audience Choice Award, Jewish Film Festival of Dallas 2014
Audience Award - Best Drama, Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2014

Farewell Baghdad/The Dove Flyer

Thursday, April 23, 2015 • 7:30pm

Israel 2014; Drama; Director: Nissim Dayan

Language: Arabic with English subtitles, 105 min.
Between the years 1950-51 close to 130 thousand Jews left Iraq. The most ancient community in the world ceased to exist. Buy Tickets


Maryland Premiere

Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 3:00pm

USA 2014; Documentary; Director: Michael Drob
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Drob

Language: Russian with English subtitles, 86 min.
In the late 1980's, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no longer welcomed them with open arms. In 1988, American policy suddenly changed and thousands of Soviet Jews were stranded in Italy. Buy Tickets
Guest Speaker: Michael Drob, Director of Stateless
Co-presented with the Jewish Museum of Maryland

The Art Dealer/L'antiquaire

Maryland Premiere

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 • 7:30pm

France 2014; Drama; Director: Francois Margolin

Language: French with English subtitles, 95 min.
The Art Dealer follows a Jewish woman who embarks on a journey to recover family paintings that were stolen by the Nazis. During her investigation, she discovers some family secrets are best kept hidden and comes of age with her father. Buy Tickets


Questions?  Contact Danielle Feinstein at or call 410.500.5909.

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