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Vol 57 No. 16 : Sept. 1, 2005
Vol 57 No. 16 | Sept. 1, 2005

Jewish Studies Program Presents Film Festival

CSULB’s Jewish Studies Program will host an on-campus film festival, presenting four films on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, in the University Theater.

“We are excited about the Jewish Film Festival for two reasons,” said Arlene Lazarowitz, director of CSULB’s Jewish Studies Program. “It affords the Jewish Studies Program the opportunity to bring foreign films seldom seen in this area to campus. It also further cements the wonderful partnership that the Jewish Studies program has with the Long Beach Jewish community.”

On Saturday at 8 p.m., “Gloomy Sunday” will be shown. It is a melodrama about the titular song “Gloomy Sunday” and the pivotal role it plays in the lives of a World War II–era Hungarian restaurateur, a pianist, and the woman they both love. The film will be presented in German with English subtitles.

On Sunday the remaining three movies will be screened at the following times:

  • 1 p.m. – “Solomon & Gaenor,” the tale of two star-crossed lovers from vastly different worlds. In a Welsh coal-mining town in 1911, life is joyless and laborious for a young woman until a handsome packman comes selling cotton door-to-door. It was an Oscar Nominated-Best Foreign Film Category in 1999.
  • 4 p.m. – “Time of Favorvis,” a story of romance and intrigue on an Israeli settlement on the West Bank. Winner of six Israeli Oscars, including Best Picture, this film will be presented in Hebrew with English subtitles.
  • 7 p.m. – “Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi,” the story of a 17-year-old boy who discovers he may be a genius, which turns out to be a less-than-welcome surprise to his family. The film will be presented in Hebrew with English subtitles
Tickets are $10 for each film individually or $36 for a two-day pass for all four. For more information on the Jewish Film Festival or tickets, call Nancy Weinberger at 562/426-7601 (ext. 1012) or e-mail her.


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