The JCC is Proud to Announce the 2012 Jewish Film Festival Lineup

Eigth Annual Columbus Jewish Film Festival

Family secrets. An Israeli astronaut’s legacy. Holocaust memories. Young people making sense of relationships and the Arab-Israel conflict. A foot-tapping exploration and celebration of Hava Nagila. The 2012 Columbus Jewish Film Festival brings to town twelve great first-run films that address a broad range of Jewish culture, values and experiences.

Columbus Jewish Film Festival Co-Chair Linda Katz said, “Our films are all so wonderful this year, that it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I have. It’s our opening night feature, titled ‘My Best Enemy,’ and it’s filled with suspense, comedy, drama and more. I encourage everyone to get tickets for this one quickly, as space is limited, and everyone will be talking about this movie.”

This year the Festival includes two additional days and two more films, completing a robust lineup that comes from Germany, Austria, Canada, France, Israel and the U.S. Three films will be accompanied by a Q&A session with either a director, producer or subject/actor.

Carole Genshaft, Jewish Film Festival Co-chair, said, “We are looking forward to a wonderful two weeks of great feature films and documentaries, fascinating speakers, and fun-filled receptions. These films and events are sure to delight film-lovers throughout the city.”

Films will be shown at three different venues: the Drexel Theater, the JCC, and the Columbus Museum of Art. Buy a Reel Pass for $110 to get into all films and events, or purchase tickets individually, $8 for JCC members, seniors and students, $10 for non-members. Outside of the Reel Pass, events with meals cost extra.

2012 Festival Lineup

Sunday, November 4

Opening Night!

7:00 pm     My Best Enemy

9:45 pm     Dessert reception

Venue:       Columbus Museum of Art

Wednesday, November 7

7:00 pm     Remembrance

Venue:        Drexel Theater

Thursday, November 8

7:00 pm    Kaddish for a Friend

Venue:       JCC

Sunday, November 11


11:00 am       Standing Silent         (Followed by Q&A with journalist Phil Jacobs)

1:30 pm         Article of Hope           (Followed by Q&A with director)

3:30 pm        The Flat

Venue:          Drexel Theater

Tuesday, November 13

7:00 pm     A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Venue:        Drexel Theater

Wednesday, November 14

Mid-Week Matinee!

1:00 pm      Esther & Me

1:30 pm      Through the Eye of the Needle

Venue:        JCC

Thursday, November 15

“Schmmmovie” – Schmooze, Munch & Movie

6:00 pm       Barrel 44  Bexley

7:30 pm      The Day I Saw Your Heart

Venue:        Drexel Theater

Sunday, November 18

Closing Night

4:30 pm       David      (Followed by Q&A with director Joel Fendelman)

6:30 pm       Israeli dinner

7:45 pm       Hava Nagila (The Movie)

Venue:         JCC

For more information about the Columbus Jewish Film Festival, contact Emily Schuss at (614) 559-6205 or eschuss@columbusjcc.org, or visit the films section of our website.