Jewish Federation presents its third annual film festival

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:02

Five films to be shown through at Chester Academy and Mount Saint Mary through Dec. 3 Chester — The third annual Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County, which will run from Sunday, Nov. 6, to Saturday, Dec. 3, at both Chester Academy in Chester, and Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. The festival’s five films features genres for all ages and interests, including a musical, historical documentary and semi-autobiographical movie for tweens. Entry is $5 per adult and free for children under 14. Tickets purchased in advance for all five films are available for $15. Refreshments will be available at each showing. On Saturday, Nov. 19, proceeds from the evening’s film will go toward The Parents Circle, an organization which has spearheaded a reconciliation process between Israelis and Palestinians. The Jewish Film Festival is made possible by the generosity of Orange Regional Medical Center, Orange and Rockland, and all patrons of the arts. Schedule: 100 Voices: A Journey Home (91 minutes, English) A musical documentary that tells the history of Poland, the birthplace of Cantoral music, highlighting the resurgence of Jewish Culture ( Sunday, Nov. 6, at Mt. Saint Mary College, Newburgh, 2 p.m. I was a Child of Holocaust Survivors (15 minutes, English) Director and animator Ann Marie Fleming captures the pain and confusion of Bernice Eisenstein, who lives the trauma of the Holocaust secondhand ( Sunday, Nov. 6, at Mt Saint Mary College, Newburgh, after viewing of 100 Voices: A Journey Home Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger (103 minutes, English) A semi-autobiographical movie written by a teenage girl; tells the story of a 13-year-old outcast and the ups and downs of growing up ( Sunday, Nov. 13, at Chester Academy, 2 p.m. Encounter Point (85 minutes, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles) A documentary which spends two years following everyday leaders in our midst: a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother, and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother, who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict Saturday, Nov. 19, at Chester Academy, 7:30 p.m. A Matter of Size (90 minutes, Hebrew and Japanese with English subtitles) A comedy about overweight people learning to accept themselves ( Saturday, Dec. 3, at Chester Academy, 7:30 p.m. Background Since 1977, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County has been working with community members to raise and allocate funds in order to meet the important needs of the community - enriching people’s lives, helping those in need, and embracing new Jewish families. Each year our recipient organizations in Orange County, subsidized by generous Federation funding, help tens of thousands of people here at home and as part of Jewish Federation of North America, we support hundreds of thousands more with our humanitarian initiatives around the world.