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Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival to Feature 33 International Films
Posted on Wednesday, December 26th, 4:43pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival to Showcase 33 International Movies January 20 – February 12, 2019

Opening Day Film at AMC CityPlace 20 is PAPA Starring David Proval, Ann-Margret, Frankie Avalon, Darryl Hannah, Eric Roberts & Paul Sorvino

Award-Winning Actress Tovah Feldshuh to Attend World Premiere of GOLDA’S BALCONY, THE FILM on February 5

(West Palm Beach, FL – December 17, 2018) The upcoming 29th annual The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will present movies from around the world, opening with PAPA, a heart-warming movie about an adopted son searching for his biological parents, and featuring an all-star cast including Ann-Margret, Frankie Avalon, Mischa Barton, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Vincent Pastore, David Proval, Eric Roberts and Paul Sorvino.

Between January 20-February 12, the Festival will present a total of 33 memorable, audience-satisfying movies at four different cinemas throughout Palm Beach County, including:

AMC CityPlace 20 in West Palm Beach
Cinemark 14 in Boyton Beach
Cinepolis Theater in Jupiter
Cobb Theatres in Palm Beach Gardens

Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, the Film Festival will close with the Southeast United States Premiere of  PROSECUTING EVIL: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz and Awards Presentation. Both the opening and closing films of the Festival will be shown at AMC CityPlace 20.

One highlight of the coming Film Festival will be the world premiere on February 5 of GOLDA’S BALCONY, THE FILM, which will include a special appearance by the movie’s star, the award-winning stage-screen-TV actress Tovah Feldshuh at both Cobb Theatres and Cinemark 14.

Other much-anticipated films include THE CATCHER WAS A SPY starring Paul Rudd as Moe Berg; the Palm Beach Premiere of THE LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY; the documentary SAM SPIEGEL: Conquering Hollywood; Hal Linden in THE SAMUEL PROJECT; and the thought-provoking WHY THE JEWS?

“The international films, chosen to be shown at The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2019, represent a variety of different genres showcasing the history, culture, and traditions,” says Festival Director says Festival Director Ellen Wedner. “They are extraordinarily diverse and very engaging; you don’t have to be Jewish to be thoroughly entertained and enthralled, you just have to appreciate and enjoy good films.”
 
Following are the celebrated films that are scheduled to be shown at The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2019:

93 QUEEN, from USA

+ Director: Paula Eiselt (English. 2018; 86 minutes)

+ Screening: Cinemark 14 on 2/8

ABOVE THE DROWNING SEA, from Canada – Palm Beach Premiere

+ Directors: René Balcer & Nicola Zavaglia (English, Chinese with subtitles. 2017; 90 minutes)

+ Awards: Best Documentary, Ferrara Film Festival; Best Documentary, Hamilton Film Festival; and Honorable Mention, New Jersey International Film Festival.

+ Film Partner: Mitchell A. Josephs DDS, PA – Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry, at AMC CityPlace 20

+ Screenings: Cinemark 14 on 2/5; AMC CityPlace 20 on 2/12

 BUDAPEST NOIR, from Hungary

+ Director: Eva Gardos (Hungarian with subtitles. 2018, 95 minutes)

+ Screening: Cinemark 14 on 2/6
 

THE CATCHER WAS A SPY, from USA

+ Director:  Ben Lewin (English. 2018; 98 minutes)

+ Screening: Cobb Theatres on 1/29


DARK INCLUSION, from France & Belgium – South Florida Premiere                                                                             
+ Director:  Arthur Harari (French with subtitles. 2016; 115 minutes)

+ Screenings: Cobb Theatres on 1/28; Cinemark 14 on 2/7

 
A DAY IN ROME (Iom Romì ), from Italy & USA – Palm Beach Premiere                                                                   

+ Director: Rubi Gat (Hebrew, English, Czech with subtitles. 2017, 74 minutes)

+ Screenings: Cobb Theatres on 1/30; Cinemark 14 on 2/3

A FORTUNATE MAN, from Denmark – Palm Beach Premiere                                                                                  

+ Director: Billie August (Danish with subtitles. 2018, 162 minutes)

+ Screening: Cobb Theatres on 1/31
 

GOLDA’S BALCONY, THE FILM, from USA – World Premiere

+ Director: Scott Schwartz (English. 2019, 86 minutes)

+ Special Guest: Tovah Feldshuh at Cobb Theatres and Cinemark 14, both on 2/5

+ Film Partner: Paula Lustbader at Cobb Theatres; Renee & Murray z’l Nadel at Cinemark 14

Screenings: Cinepolis Theater on 1/24; Cobb Theatres on 2/5; Cinemark 14 on 2/5

HENRI DAUMAN: LOOKING UP, from USA – Florida Premiere

+ Director: Peter Kenneth Jones (English & French with subtitles. 2018)

+ Film Partners: Janet & Philip Dresden at Cinepolis Theater, Mitchell A. Josephs DDS, PA – Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry at AMC CityPlace 20

+ Screenings: Cinepolis Theater on 1/23; Cinemark 14 on 2/3; AMC CityPlace 20 on 2/11
 

THE INTERPRETER (Tlmo?ník), from Slovak Republic, Czech Republic & Austria – Palm Beach Premiere                                                                 

+ Director: Martin Šulík (German & Slovakian with subtitles. 2018, 114 minutes)

+ Awards: 2019 Academy Awards Official Slovakia Entry Best Foreign Language Film; Winner, Film Critics Circle Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Official Selection Berlin International Film Festival.

+ Film Partner: Aberdeen Pharmacy at Cinemark 14

+ Screenings: Cinepolis Theater on 1/22; Cinemark 14 on 2/4

THE LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY, from USA – Palm Beach Premiere

+ Director: Larry Herbst (English. 2017, 87 minutes)

+ Film Partner: Claire & Richard Lesser at Cinepolis Theater

+ Screenings: Cinepolis Theater on 1/23; Cobb Theatres on 1/27; Cinemark 14 on 2/3

 
THE LAST CLASS IN BAGHDAD, from USA – Palm Beach Premiere 

+ Director: David Langer (English. 2018, 13 minutes)

+ Screenings: Short Film paired with various features at Cinepolis Theater on 1/23; Cobb Theatres on 1/30; Cinemark 14 on  2/7

 
THE LAST RESORT, from USA – Palm Beach Premiere

+ Directors: Dennis Scholl & Kareem Tabasch; (English. 2018,70 minutes)

+ Special Guests: Kareem Tabasch, Dennis Scholl

+ Screenings: Cinepolis Theater on 1/25, Cobb Theatres on 1/27, Cinemark 14 on 2/4
 

LIFE IS RICH, from USA – Florida Premiere                                                                                                   
+ Director: Bonnie Rich (English. 2018, 46 minutes)

+ Special Guest: Bonnie Rich

+ Screening: Cinemark 14 on 2/6


MURER: Anatomy of a Trial (Murer: Antomie eines Prozesses) from

+ Director: Christian Frosch (English, German, Hebrew & Yiddish with subtitles. 2018, 137 minutes)

+ Screenings: Cinepolis Theater on 1/23; Cobb Theatres on 1/27; Cinemark 14 on 2/4


Opening Day Film 

PAPA, from USA – Southeast United States Premiere

+ Director: Dan Israely; (English. 2018, 105 minutes)

+ Special Guests: Dan Israely, David Proval

+ Film Partners: Leslie & Richard Stone, Barbra Mines, Cyma & Ed Satell, Carole Solomon & Charles Tapiero

+ Screening: AMC City Place on 1/20


PROMISE AT DAWN (Promesse de L’Aube), from France – Palm Beach Premiere

+ Director: Eric Barbier; (French with subtitles. 2017, 131 minutes)

+ Awards: Audience Award Special Prize COLCOA French Film Festival, nominated for four César Awards, France’s Academy Award (including Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay), Audience Award Boston Jewish Film Festival

+ Film Partner: TD Bank at Cinepolis Theatre

+ Screenings: Cinepolis Theater on 1/24; Cobb Theatres on 1/28; Cinemark 14 on 2/7

Closing Film plus Audience Awards                                      

PROSECUTING EVIL: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, from Canada – Southeast United States Premiere        

+ Director: Barry Avrich (English. 2018, 82 minutes)

+ Special Guests: Ben Ferencz, Dan Ferencz

+ Film Partner: Leslie &a
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