Currently showing at theaters around the city, the Boston Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 22nd year of bringing culturally relevant films to the area.
Boston theaters that will be showing films this year include the Stuart Street Playhouse, Museum of Fine Arts, AMC Framingham, West Newton Cinema, Arlington Capitol Theatre, Showcase Cinemas Randolph, Hollywood Hits Premier Theatres in Danvers, and the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline. Many of these showings will feature discussion groups, question and answer sessions, and appearances by the director of the film or even some of its stars. General admission tickets, except for closing night performances and other special events, can be purchased for $12 online or by phone. Passes and group tickets are also available for purchase. Discounts are also available for seniors, MFA members, and WGBH members.
Since many films are international works, where the languages spoken by the actors are not English, the movies will be shown with subtitles. The festival kicked off on November 3rd, and will be continuing through November 14th. Closing night festivities include the New England Premier of Little Rose, with appearances by director Jan Kidawa-Blonski of Poland. For those that are unable to attend the festival bjff.org offers an email newsletter, where new films and showings are announced in the area year-round.