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September 2019

TCJFF Film Screening – From Cairo to the Cloud

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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$12

From Cairo to the Cloud - The World of the Cairo Geniza tells the story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue, and their remarkable odyssey to the modern world. The Cairo Geniza revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. An accidental archive of more than half a million documents, the Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Shorts Night

September 19 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$12

Limited only by their run time, short films transcend traditional storytelling and are an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture. Our Shorts Night offers an extraordinary evening featuring six short films ranging from a narrative drama, to a crime documentary, to a thriller. Films include Black Hat, The Driver is Red, Oshri, Almost Liam, R4CH43L, and The Fiddle. The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival Shorts Night has something for everyone. Purchase Tickets

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Keeper

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Walter's Pick! The incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Berts love for Margaret, an Englishwoman, carries him through and he…

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Humorist

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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The year is 1984, and Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, is unraveling under the weight of fame, censorship, KGB "patronage," and his own insecurities. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships. Finally, the comedian snaps and - armed with the exotic American notion of "insult humor" - takes his revenge. Presented in partnership with Russian American Jews in Minnesota (RAJMN), The Russian Cultural Center,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Fig Tree

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl's harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old and the Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She lives with her brother and grandmother in a humble house with newsprint for wallpaper. The family is Jewish and is planning to flee Ethiopia for Israel, where Mina's mother awaits their reunion. But this plan leaves out the person Mina loves most: Eli, her Christian boyfriend, who…

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Unorthodox

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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When Yakov Cohens daughter was expelled from school, he decided to establish a parallel social institution. He had no knowledge, no money, no connections and no PR but he had the strong will to take action that would allow him and other Sephardic Jews to hold their heads up high. He brought two friends along, their operation was characteristic of the people they represented: not the suit-wearing types but with people working their way up from the bottom, informal, with…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Promise at Dawn

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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$12

From his difficult childhood in Poland to his adolescence under Nices sun, to his career in the air force in Africa during World War II, Romain Gary has lived an extraordinary life. He owes this relentless enterprise to live a thousand lives, to become a great man and a famous writer, to his mother Nina. Its the wild love of his eccentric and endearing mother that drives him to become one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, to…

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TCJFF Film Screening – My Polish Honeymoon

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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CLOSING NIGHT! Anna and Adam, a young Parisian couple with Jewish origins, are about to travel to Poland for the first time. They are just married and technically speaking this will be their honeymoon. They will attend a ceremony in memory of the Jewish community in the village of Adam's grandfather, which was destroyed 75 years ago. Adam, not really enthusiastic, sees it as an occasion to spend some quality time with his wife, away from their baby boy. Anna…

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November 2019

The J Event 2019

November 10 @ 5:15 pm
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Minneapolis

Recognizing Rhoda & Don Mains and Shelley Kornblum & Judge Mickey Greenberg for their outstanding contributions to our community! Featuring a unique performance produced by Illusion Theater, based on real-life JCC stories that have changed lives. CLICK HERE for more info!

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