#3. JFilm Festival: April 16 – 26
With more screenings than ever, the 22nd annual JFilm Festival is your hot ticket for independent and foreign cinema. Featuring 28 screenings from 8 countries over 11 days, JFilm showcases award-winning documentaries, dramas and comedies, special premieres, visiting artists and a short film competition. Setting up shop at five venues—The Manor Theatre, Carmike 10 (South Hills Village), Rodef Shalom, Waterworks Cinemas and Seton Hill University—the diverse festival explores and celebrates Jewish culture, independent filmmaking and cultural tolerance.
Don’t miss opening night on April 16th featuring the Pittsburgh premiere of Pierre Henry Salfati’s highly acclaimed film, The Last Mentsch. Equal parts road trip and buddy caper, the whimsical film stars German Academy Award winner Mario Adorf as Menachem Teitelbaum, a 70-year-old Auschwitz survivor who unexpectedly searches for his roots and comes to terms with his past. Účetnictví A post-show reception will be held at the JCC-Katz Theatre.
Additional highlights include premieres of Philippe de Chauveron’s provocative satirical comedy Serial (Bad) Weddings and John Goldschmidt’s British dramedy, Dough.
Don’t miss a special appearance by visiting filmmaker Nancy Spielberg (a certain Steven’s sister), who will discuss her engaging film, Above and Beyond, which documents a group of Jewish American pilots who trained covertly and flew for Israel during its 1948 War of Independence.
Jennifer Baron / Next Pittsburgh