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Virtual J: Film

Our committed team is working hard to bring you virtual films and discussions that you can enjoy during this time of social distancing. Stay tuned for more updates!

Gordon Outdoors - Movie Nights

NEW! Enjoy family friendly films under the stars at our new outdoor drive-in movie venue! We're showing popular comedies, adventures, musicals, classics and more on the BIG screen!

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Virtual Fall Film Series

October 19 - December 24, 2020

Join the William and Irene Weinberg Baltimore Jewish Film Festival for a special series of outstanding films of Jewish interest this fall! One specially selected title will be presented virtually each month from October through December, with a 48-hour screening window. Each film will also feature a community engagement event with a guest speaker.

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The Baltimore Jewish Film Festival is going virtual!

For over 30 years, the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival has presented outstanding films of Jewish interest, as well as film education opportunites.  From May 16 through June 10, join us online for another diverse selection of engaging films that examine Jewish history, heritage, and culture, with online screenings and live discussions via zoom!  Learn More

Film & Discussion: Sustainable Nation

Wednesday, April 29 | 7:00pm -and- Thursday, April 30 | 2:00pm 
In celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, we're partnering with OpenDor Media to present this new documentary, Sustainable Nation, following three Israeli visionaries and their innovative ideas for sustainable solutions to the world's water crisis, where 1.2 Billion people lack access to safe drinking water. But water is just the beginning, as their efforts highlight the nexus between food, energy and water and underscores how solving these enormous challenges can help free women, and the world, from life threatening poverty, illness and lack of opportunity. 

How to participate:  The film will be available online for seven days, from Sunday April 26 through Saturday May 2. Click the link below to watch the film online anytime on your own schedule, then register at the discussion links below to join us for one of these two sessions livestreamed via Zoom.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

Watch the Film Join the Discussion: Apr 29 Join the Discussion: Apr 30 How to Zoom

The Gefilte Film

With Happy Passover greetings, the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival committee shares this new short film by New York-born director Rachel Fleit:  Each year, the Hermelin family of Detroit come together to celebrate Passover by eating Gefilte fish. While simple on the surface, gefilte is filled with history and meaning. However, “the dish of gefilte isn’t about the fish,” says the Brooklyn-based writer and director. Instead, “it becomes a lightening rod, in which we project all of our feelings about family, identity, tradition, struggle, loss—and as always, love."

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Discussion: Hummus: The Movie

Thursday, April 2 | 7:30pm
Hummus: The Movie is an eclectic, touching film about the delicious superfood with the power to bring people together around the world.  Weaving together the personal stories of three Israelis from very different cultural backgrounds who are brought together by their shared love for hummus, director Oren Rosenfeld tastefully demonstrates how food can positively affect our culture and transcend religious and political divides.

How to participate:  Click the link below to watch the film online anytime on your own schedule, then join us for a livestream Zoom discussion at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 2.

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Watch this video with our Senior Director of Community Arts, Melissa Seltzer, whipping up a batch of lemon garlic hummus inspired by the movie, and share your favorite hummus recipes or links to your own how-to videos with us in the YouTube comments!