Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:00pm
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The 25th annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will begin on Sunday, February 14, 2021, and will continue through March 3rd. It will be extended and virtual, using the latest and best technology to present Jewish themed films from around the globe.
1:00 PM: Noodle
NOODLE is a charming and deeply moving film about a young Israeli woman and an abandoned Chinese boy whose lives converge in the most surprising manner.
Miri, a thirty-something flight attendant who has been twice widowed, lives with her volatile sister Gila, who is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Returning home from work one day Miri thinks nothing of being asked to look after their Chinese maid’s young son. But when the maid fails to return Miri finds herself with a six-year-old Chinese boy silently waiting for his mother to come back. So begins a remarkable journey involving family, friends and an array of engaging characters, crossing continents and cultures in an attempt to reunite mother and child. NOODLE brings a sensitive insight into human lives and loves and the meaning of life.
Note: Re-screening an audience favorite.
Israel • 2007
Run Time: 95 MINUTES
Language: Hebrew w/ English subtitles
Director: Ayelet Menahemi
6:00 PM: Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent
JOACHIM PRINZ: I SHALL NOT BE SILENT is a film about the power of a voice in the fight for social justice and equality.
As Hitler rose to power in1930's Germany, Joachim Prinz, a young rabbi and incredible orator, was outspoken despite the Nazis monitoring his every word and saved many lives by encouraging Jews to emigrate from Germany. Prinz arrived in the United States in 1937, the land where democracy had supposedly triumphed over bigotry and hatred. But in this country, he witnessed racism against African Americans and realized the American ideal was not a reality. Prinz became a leader of the civil rights movement.
JOACHIM PRINZ: I SHALL NOT BE SILENT traces the remarkable life of Prinz, his contributions to strengthening Jewish-Black relations in America, and the power of our collective voice in the universal struggle for peace and social justice.
USA • 2014
Run Time: 57 MINUTES
Director: Rachel Pasternak and Rachel Fisher
Exploration by Rabbi Dr Shmuly Yanklowitz.
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