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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. Want to submit your film?

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The Last Suit

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:30 pm

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In this globe-trotting adventure that is both comedic and poignant, an 88-year-old Jewish tailor runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland seeking a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. After seven decades without any contact, he attempts to find his friend and keep his promise to return one day.

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And Then She Arrived

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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Dan, an easy-going “nerd” plans to marry his high school sweetheart, Tamar. That is, until he meets Meirav, a waitress from Jerusalem, and he discovers butterflies in his stomach. Dan and Tamar break up, but not everything goes smoothly with Meirav. Still, Dan doesn’t give up and fights to win Meirav’s love.

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Budapest Noir

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Christopher Reed, Stevenson University

In 1936, Hungary is preparing to align itself with Hitler. A beautiful girl is found dead, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. Crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon begins to investigate a world of pornographers, brothels, and Communist cells, leading to the highest echelons of power. The more people try to scare him away, the deeper he digs, not knowing what motives lie behind the truth.

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Winter Hunt

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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Lena, a young vigilante, confronts a former Auschwitz guard accused of war crimes. Her efforts to extract a confession at gunpoint result in a twisted cat-and-mouse game and a standoff fraught with moral complexities and shocking revelations.

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Azimuth

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:00 pm

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In June 1967, a day after the Israeli/Egyptian Six Day War cease-fire, an Israeli sergeant and an Egyptian soldier encounter each other in an abandoned UNEF post in the Sinai desert. A firefight ensues and the two men become trapped—the Israeli on the ground floor of the post, the Egyptian on the upper. Outside stands the sergeant’s jeep, awaiting the victor. The two soldiers have one goal: survival.

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Shoelaces

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:00 pm

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The death of his mother forces Gadi, an adult with a cognitive disability, to move into the home of his estranged father, Reuven. The bond between father and son grows steadily stronger as they get to know each other again. Soon, Reuven must rely on Gadi's hidden strength as they face new struggles together.

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The Light of Hope

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Rebecca Boehling, UMBC

Based on the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz (1913-2011), a young Red Cross nurse transforms an old French villa into a birth clinic and saves the lives of mothers and children from the Nazis and Franco’s regime in Spain. Despite hardship and demands that the Jewish refugees be turned over, the villa stands as a safe-haven resounding with children's laughter.

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Fractures

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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After a renowned professor is charged with sexual coercion, there are harsh reckonings from his wife, his student accuser, the police, and the media. The film takes place in a single day during which the lives of the professor and his family come apart.

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Carl Laemmle

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:00 pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Linda DeLibero, Johns Hopkins University

From the director of the critically acclaimed HBO documentary Glickman (executive produced by Martin Scorsese), comes the festival release of James Freedman’s follow up film, Carl Laemmle.  This is the incredible life story of a true Jewish American hero, who founded Universal Pictures and saved over 300 Jewish refugee families from Nazi Germany. 

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The Invisibles

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Uta Larkey, Goucher College

In June 1943, Germany declared Berlin “free of Jews” while there were still 7,000 Jews in the capital hiding in attics, basements, and warehouses. Only 1,700 of them lived to liberation. This film recounts the stories of four survivors, interweaving their testimony with edge-of-the-seat dramatizations of their years underground.

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