|Hosted by The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Regal Cinema Commerce Center
2399 US 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ
The 12th annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival brings New Jersey fifteen diverse, critically acclaimed, international productions, as well as discussions with film directors and scholars. Held October 27 – November 8, all screenings and special events will take place at the Regal Cinema Commerce Center in North Brunswick. The festival is sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and made possible by the Karma Foundation.
Highlights from this year’s festival include a hit Israeli television series, iconic Jewish authors, a spy thriller set in communist Poland, quests for family roots and identity, snapshots of Israeli society, and a priest’s discovery of his Jewish roots. The festival includes seven New Jersey debuts and one United States premiere.
Opening night features the New Jersey premiere of the 2010 award winning Israeli drama Gei Oni, preceded by an opening night buffet dinner and dessert reception for Patrons of the festival. Dan Wolman, the film’s director, will speak to the audience after the screening. Closing night features the remarkable Israeli documentary Torn and a special guest appearance by the film’s director, Ronit Kertsner.
Tickets are now on sale and advance purchase is strongly recommended. Film tickets are priced from $6 to $12 and are currently available online, by mail, at the Bildner Center, and at Trio Gifts, 246 Raritan Ave., Highland Park. Ticket information is available from jewishstudies.rutgers.edu or by calling the Bildner Center at 732-932-4166.
Check jewishstudies.rutgers.edu for film updates and ticket availability.