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September 2019

Judaism, Art & Science Interwoven – Panel Discussion & Artist Discussion

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Partnership2Gether (P2G) is a collaboration between the community of Minneapolis and Rehovot, Israel where new relationships are formed by connecting through different platforms. This artist exchange engages artists from both communities as they work together throughout the year creating art work and participating in discussions on Israel, Jewish Identity and Peoplehood through their own art creations and Jewish texts. Local artists, with video highlights from Israeli artist participants, will be discussing the impact of this artist exchange and how this…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Back to Maracanã

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$12

Opening Night! The only thing more important in life than family is soccer. Roberto (40), divorced with a failing business, his son Itay (11), a spoiled child that snubs his father and despises soccer, and the grandfather Samuel (76), an enthusiastic soccer fan that recently found out he doesn't have much time to live, depart spontaneously to the World Cup Games in Brazil - their former homeland. Their unplanned trip turns into a emotional journey that changes all of them…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$12

As long as Abraham Sutzkever lived, he wouldn't let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his passing, Black Honey tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times. The man who led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts from the Nazis, survived the WWII due to Stalin sending him a private rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and immigrated to Israel in 1947 where he led Yiddish culture,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Museum

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$12

The Museum is a film that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms and visitors of the Israel Museum, Israel's most important cultural institution. This is a documentary puzzle, simultaneously intriguing and amusing, which attempts to define the unique essence of the museum within the exceptional geographical, historical and political context in which it functions. With a trenchant, ironic eye the film follows the visitors, observes the observers, listens to the speakers and descends to the storerooms,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – An Evening with Ori Elon, Co-creator of Shtisel

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH FEDERATION ISRAEL CENTER CO-PRESENTS: An Evening with Ori Elon, Co-creator of Shtisel Ori Elon is an Israeli author and filmmaker, who co-created the critically acclaimed television drama Shtisel, that brings viewers inside the life of the Haredi community in Jerusalem. Available on Netflix, the series has become an international hit, and has won 17 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Script for Drama. This rare event will treat audiences to a behind the scenes look at the hit Israeli…

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TCJFF Film Screening – King Bibi

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of a toxic relationship with the media, and direct communication with the public. King Bibi explores Netanyahus rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of the art of social media. From one studio to another, Bibi evolved…

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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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$12

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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