Special Events

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.


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