Always more than just a night at the movies!
Visiting Filmmakers/Local Scholars/Receptions
March 18 - On the Map
Opening night! Dessert reception from 7:30-8:00 PM. Q&A with basketball legend and Israel Goodwill Ambassador Tal Brody. Brief remarks by John Doleva, President & CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
March 23 - The Pickle Recipe
Reception and pickle tasting table from 6:30-7:00 PM, featuring Real Pickles of Greenfield, MA.
March 25 - The Freedom to Marry
Panel discussion with Senator Stan Rosenberg, President of the Massachusetts Senate; Idit Klein, Executive Director of Keshet; and Attorney Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLAD.
March 26 - Short Film Showcase
Pizza from 12:30-1:00 PM. Roundtable discussion with Larry Hott, award-winning filmmaker and co-owner of Florentine Films/Hott Productions; Alison Morse, founding director of Circles for Jewish Learning; and Hannah van der Swaagh, music teacher at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls (featured in the short film Joe's Violin).
March 27 - Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
Q&A with director Artemis Joukowsky III (grandson of Waitstill and Martha Sharp).
March 28 - Cloudy Sunday
Greek-inspired reception from 6:30-7:00 PM. Panel discussion with Susan Goldman, President of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts; Attorney Jane Miliotis, Lecturer at Elms College; and Christopher Zaferes, Seminarian at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
March 29 - Café Nagler
Introduction by Catherine Portuges, Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at UMass Amherst. Free screening.
March 30 - Labyrinth of Lies
Introduction by Christian Rogowski, Professor of German at Amherst College and editor of The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscovering Germany’s Filmic Legacy. Two free screenings.
April 1 - Young Frankenstein
Live music by Beach Honey (acoustic rock) from 7:30-8:00 PM.
April 2 - The Man Who Saved the Louvre
Q&A with Simon Sibelman, historian and former executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum.
April 2 - The Women's Balcony
Q&A with Donald Weber, Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College.
April 3 - Disturbing the Peace
Q&A with director Stephen Apkon and Paula Green, founding director of Karuna Center for Peacebuilding.
April 4 - Finding Babel
Closing Night! Reception from 6:30-7:00 PM. Q&A with director David Novack.