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Here is our outstanding lineup of films.
1) Read a synopsis of each film below.
2) Watch the trailers.
3) Order your tickets online or by calling 343-7197
4) Mark your calendar so you don’t miss any of these great films !

Sunday, January 8th – 3pm Springhill Avenue Temple – “On The Map”
Tuesday, January 10th – 7pm Laidlaw Center for Performing Arts – USA – “The Last Mentsch”
Wednesday, January 11th – 7pm Laidlaw Center – USA – “A Love to Hide”
Thursday, January 12th – 7pm Laidlaw Center – USA – “Fever at Dawn”
Saturday evening, January 14th – 6pm Dinner, 7pm Film
Ahavas Chesed Synagogue – “In Search of Israeli Cuisine”
Catered dinner – additional cost
Sunday, January 15th – 3pm Ahavas Chesed Synagogue – “Rock in the Red Zone”
Tuesday, January 17th – 7pm USA Fairhope campus – Encore screening “Fever at Dawn”
Wednesday, January 18th – 7pm Ben May Library – Bernheim Hall – “Fanny’s Journey”
Thursday, January 19th – 7pm Ahavas Chesed Synagogue – “The Dove Flyer”
Sunday, January 22nd – 7pm Springhill Avenue Temple – “The Lady in Number Six”
On The Map
Sunday, January 8th. Springhill Avenue Temple. 3PM.
About The Film

The film tells the against-all- odds story of how a Tel Aviv basketball team won the European Championship and captured a nation’s heart. This one is playing at numerous Jewish festivals this year!  Former USA athletic director, Joe Gottfried and his brother, ESPN analyst Mike Gottfried will be on hand to talk about an important new program involving well-known basketball coaches and the state of Israel.

The Last Mentsch
Tuesday, January 10th. USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. 7PM.

About The Film

An aging German holocaust survivor attempts to come to terms with his past after spending lifetime concealing his heritage in “The Last Mentsch”. This is a beautiful film of friendship and healing that was named Best Feature Film in the San Diego Jewish Film Festival.
A Love to Hide
Wednesday, January 11th. USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. 7PM.

About The Film

A young Jewish girl, looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain, is sheltered by her childhood friend Jean, a homosexual in a clandestine relationship with his lover. They are safe for the moment, however, a bad decision causes Jean to be wrongly accused of being the lover of a German officer. Jean is then forced into a Nazi labor camp. A truly remarkable film that should be seen by everyone.

Fever at Dawn
Thursday, January 12th. USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. 7PM.
About The Film
In 1945, after having been freed from a concentration camp, a 25-year- old Hungarian man, is being treated at a Swedish hospital. The doctors diagnose him with a severe lung disease and tell him that he has no more than six months to live. But he refuses to give up, and wanting to find a wife with whom he can start a new life, sends letters to 117 Hungarian girls who are also being treated in Sweden. One of the girls is 19-year- old Lili, who likes Miklós’s letter, and they start corresponding. This is a quirky don’t-miss love story.
In Search of Israeli Cuisine
Saturday, January 14th. Ahavas Chesed Synagogue 7PM.
About The Film
For the first time in our history, we’ll have a Saturday night screening. Because the evening is so unique, we have named this our Reita Franco Memorial Film. On January 14th we’ll head for Ahavas Chesed Synagogue where first, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at 6pm, catered by the Jerusalem Cafe, highlighting food from the film and featuring the famed Israeli dish, Shakshouka. A charge of $26 per person ($24 for seniors and students) for dinner reservations and film. Following the dinner at 7pm is the popular documentary, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine”, a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. The film profiles chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today. A rich and human story of the people emerges from their food. Cut-off date for dinner reservations to caterer: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
For dinner reservations, please call the office at 251-343-7197 as soon as possible. Your check will be your deposit for your dinner reservation. Cut-off date for dinner reservations to caterer: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Rock in the Red Zone
Sunday, January 15th. Ahavas Chesed Synagogue 3PM.
About The Film
On the edge of Israel’s Negev Desert lies Sderot, a city of factory workers and rock musicians. Despite being pummeled for years by indiscriminate missile fire, the people of Sderot persevere. And in underground bomb shelters they create music – a unique Sderot sound that has transformed Israeli music by injecting Middle Eastern influences into traditional Western beats. Into this intense cauldron of art, sand and bloodshed comes an American woman with a camera. Searching for a story about music, filmmaker Laura Bialis encounters a creative community that captivates her, leads her to love and changes the course of her life.  Following the film, we are excited to present Avi Vaknin, the musician featured in the film.
Fever at Dawn (Encore Screening )
Tuesday, January 17th. University of South Alabama Fairhope campus 7PM.
About The Film
In 1945, after having been freed from a concentration camp, a 25-year- old Hungarian man, is being treated at a Swedish hospital. The doctors diagnose him with a severe lung disease and tell him that he has no more than six months to live. But he refuses to give up, and wanting to find a wife with whom he can start a new life, sends letters to 117 Hungarian girls who are also being treated in Sweden. One of the girls is 19-year- old Lili, who likes Miklós’s letter, and they start corresponding. This is a quirky don’t-miss love story.
Fanny’s Journey
Wednesday, January 18th. Ben May Library – Bernheim Hall. 7PM.
About The Film
An incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival. Thirteen-year old Fanny and her younger sisters are sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. Suddenly left on their own, these 11 children will do the impossible to reach the Swiss border in order to survive. Based on a true story. It is beautifully shot and scored and will be many people’s favorite film of the festival.
The Dove Flyer
Thursday, January 19th. Ahavas Chesed Synagogue. 7PM.
About The Film
A film that has been shown at more than 50 festivals.  The Dove Flyer pays tribute to the nearly 130,000 Jews who were expelled from Iraq in the 50’s never to return. Against this backdrop, is the coming of age story of 16-year old Kabi. This is a tense drama that is a must-see for history buffs and Middle East enthusiasts. Sharing her own family’s story will be Shir Mnuchim, a former shalicha here in Mobile.
The Lady in Number Six
Sunday, January 22nd. Springhill Avenue Temple. 7PM.
About The Film
When Alice Herz-Sommer died at the age of 110, she was the world’s oldest survivor of the Holocaust. Before the lights went out over Europe, she was a renowned and celebrated concert pianist. Along with her six-year- old son, Alice was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Yet Alice found a way to protect her son and survive the terror of the camps. Alice survived through her music.

In this remarkable 40 minute documentary, you’ll meet this incredible woman, and discover how the power of music saved her life. After the film, we’ll have the privilege of hearing Dr. Jasmin Arakawa, Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama playing music featured in film.