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For over 25 years the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) has been presenting internationally renowned films of Jewish interest, many of them Baltimore and Maryland premieres. The Festival is curated through a partnership of the Film Festival Director and volunteer film committee. The BJFF also offers film education opportunities.


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Commissar | Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 12:00-3:00pm
$20/member; $25/guest
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, Morstein Performa
Bring a bag lunch; light snacks included

Join Professor Anne Eakin Moss for a viewing and discussion of a film set during the Russian Civil War, about pregnant Communist Party officer Klavdia who is forced to stay with a poor Jewish family until her baby is born. Professor Moss describes how the movie’s portrayals of the Soviet utopia and Jewish life during the Russian Revolution led to the film’s ban during the 1960s.

Professor Moss, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, teaches courses in Russian literature and cinema, film theory and feminist theory.

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The Baltimore Jewish Film Festival connects you to Jewish film in Baltimore throughout the year.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 7:30pm
The Creative Alliance presents The Last Laugh, a movie that asks, “Can the Holocaust ever be funny?”
Read more about the movie and learn how to buy tickets.

Thank you to our 2016 Best Supporting Actors and Subscribers. You help build the foundation of the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival.

Film Festival Committee
If you love film and/or event planning and are interested in being a member of our committee, contact Alyson Bonavoglia | 410.559.2375 |

Want to submit your film? We are looking for great films of Jewish interest!

Film screeners and any other documents should be submitted to:
Alyson Bonavoglia, Director of Film Festival and Special Projects
Alyson Bonavoglia
Gordon Center for Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue 
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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