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As one of the premier performing arts centers in the state of Maryland, we pride ourselves on offering films and performances of Jewish relevance. For over 25 years the William and Irene Weinberg Baltimore Jewish Film Festival has been presenting internationally renowned films with Jewish themes, many Baltimore and Maryland premieres.


The Band’s Visit | Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 1:00-4:00pm

Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
Light snacks included

Join Professor Neta Stahl, for a viewing and discussion of this international award-winning Israeli film, a heartwarming contemporary tale of an Egyptian police band that boards the wrong bus and winds up in a remote Israeli village. Professor Stahl, born and raised in Israel, will share insights about the movie’s tragic-comic narrative, unique cinematic features, and range of characters.

Professor Stahl is an Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at Johns Hopkins University.

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Komissar | Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 1:00-4:00pm

Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
Light snacks included

Join Professor Anne Eakin Moss for a viewing and discussion of a film set during the Russian Civil War, when pregnant commissar Klavdia 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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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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The Gordon and the J Bring Arts Education & Cultural Events to the Community. We offer a wide range of high quality arts education and cultural activities for patrons of all ages, both on the Gordon stage and in the classrooms and studios of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and Weinberg Park Heights JCCs. 

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