Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival 2005
to each theater
is Ariel’s world: a small shopping mall in downtown
Seven Days in Ónce
in local flavor and colorful characters, this documentary portrays daily
life in the “Ónce” neighborhood of
feature film tells the important story of Giorgio Perlasca, who while
working for an Italian importing firm in
Seven Days in Ónce
of Wed. screening at Muvico Baywalk-see description above)
by Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy-winning director Daniel Anker,
Imaginary Witness explores the ways American movies shape our perception
of the Holocaust. Using rarely seen footage; first-hand accounts by
directors, actors, writers, and producers; and clips from such films as
The Great Dictator, The Pawnbroker, Sophie’s Choice, and Schindler’s
List, the film examines Hollywood’s complex responses to the horrors
of Nazi Germany. Beginning with American ambivalence and denial during
the height of Nazism, the film explores the silence of the postwar
years, the impact of television, and the current climate.
Narrated by Gene Hackman, the documentary features interviews
with Steven Spielberg, Sidney Lumet, Rod Steiger, Annette Insdorf, Neal
Gabler, and Sharon Rivo.
little bit of Brigitte Jones' Diary, a little bit of My Big Fat Greek
Wedding, a pretty twenty something Jewish girl is expected to marry a
nice Jewish boy or break her parent's heart. As Suzie Gold's sister
prepares to get married, it seems only natural that Suzie's thoughts
should turn to the state of her own love-life. While her doting but
dysfunctional family desperately wants her to be happy-preferably by
finding a good Jewish boy to settle down with-Suzie meets Darren, a boy
from work, and they start a heady romance. But the relationship sours
when Suzie finds herself unable to bring him home, worried that he won't
match up to her family's exacting (double) standards. A romantic comedy
set in the vibrant and colorful world of
the late sixties, in a tiny Israeli village, isolated in the middle of
nowhere, two immigrant families one from
is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish
sports club, Hakoah Vienna. Hakoah ("Strength" in Hebrew) was
founded in 1909 in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which
forbade Austrian sports clubs from accepting Jewish athletes. Hakoah
rapidly grew into one of Europe's biggest athletic clubs, while
achieving astonishing success in many diverse sports. In the 1930s
Hakoah's best-known triumphs came from its women swimmers, who dominated
national competitions in
Divided We Fall
World War II Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple, Josef and
Marie Cizek, can only watch while the Jewish family of their employers,
the Wieners, are first removed from their own home to a spare room in
their house by the Nazis, then removed to the far off facility of
Thierenstadt. Years later, young David Wiener, the sole surviving member
of that family has managed to escape and make it to the Cizeks. Although
fully aware of the extreme danger of harbouring a Jew in the Third
Reich, the Cizek's can not permit themselves to leave David to certain
death and agree to hide him. However, this decision leads to terrible
danger of discovery by the Nazis and especially their friend and Nazi
collaborator, Horst Prohazka, who is attracted to Marie. With desperate
cleverness and luck, the Cizeks struggle to keep the secret, even when
Horst begins to suspect. In doing so, they find themselves making
unorthodox choices and learning about the true nature of the people
and Czech with English subtitles
suicide bombing of a bus on its way to Tiberius from Tel Aviv in June
2002 claimed seventeen victims, but only sixteen were identified. Victim
No. 17 was buried a few weeks later, no one having come
forward to claim him missing. Director David Ofek and
cinematographer and co-director Ron Rotem conduct their own
investigation to discover the identity of No. 17. Full of twists,
surprises, and seemingly dead ends, theirs is a gripping, suspenseful
journey that reveals the world and the people behind the headlines. The
film won the Special Jury Award at Toronto’s prestigious 2004 Hot Docs
International Film Festival; the award for Best Documentary at Tel
Aviv’s DocAviv 2003; and the 2003 Israeli Academy Award for Best
Hebrew with English subtitles
is a realistic drama that takes place in a middle-class Israeli
neighborhood and involves the Ulman family- Dafna and her four children.
The father has recently died under trivial circumstances and his death
has left the family hurting, and in economic straits. It is the
beginning of September, the first day of school. In most families this
occasion generates excitement; for the Ullmans it produces one crisis
after the other. As the day starts their stories develop and intertwine.
The five-year-old girl suffers from feelings of abandonment, the
ten-year-old boy tries to break the world record in the free jump (into
an empty swimming pool), the teenage boy has quit school and works
handing out flyers disguised as a mouse. The two women try to function
as mothers. One of them, however, is herself only 17 years old.
Directions to each theatre...
Sunrise Cinema at Hyde Park
1609 Swann Ave. - Tampa
From 275 North:
Take the Howard/Armenia exit and turn right at the first street (Armenia). Take this street until it dead ends at Swann Avenue and go left. Go past the light on Howard, pass the railroad tracks and the theater is on the left.
Parking – There’s a lot in the back and covered parking garages throughout Old Hyde Park Village
Muvico at Baywalk
151 2nd Ave. North - St. Pete
From Tampa and N. Pinellas:
I-275 South to I-375(Exit
Stay in extreme left lane which becomes 4th Ave. N. Continue on 4th Ave.to 2nd St. N. Turn right at 2nd and proceed past 2nd Ave. N. Turn left into the Mid-Core Parking Garage (3/4 block).
From S. Pinellas:
I-275 North to I-175 (Exit 22). Move to extreme left lane; go straight until you reach 3rd St. S. and turn left. Proceed on 3rd St. S. to 2nd Ave. N. and turn right. Proceed to 2nd St. N. and turn right. Turn left into the Mid-Core Parking Garage (3/4 block).
St. Petersburg College
2465 Drew St. – Clearwater
Take S.R. 60 across to Clearwater. Stay on 60 and pass US 19. Turn right at the first light after US 19. The campus will be a short way up on the left side of the street.
From South Pinellas:
Take US 19 North to Gulf to Bay (SR 60). Turn Left onto Gulf to Bay. Turn right at the first light. The campus will be a short way up on the left side of the street.
From North Pinellas:
Take US 19 South to Drew. Turn right onto Drew. Turn left at the first light. The campus will be on the right.
Jewish Student Center
13101 Sycamore Drive
Take Fletcher (east) to 50th Street and turn right. Take the first right onto Holly Drive then the first left on Sycamore. Building is the second on the left.
Parking –Lots of parking in front of the building. There is no charge at night.