Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival shines light on faith, history
Academy Award winners Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau star in Remember, the opening night selection Wednesday of the 20th annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival.
The festival runs from Mar. 2-9 at locations on both sides of Tampa Bay, Tickets are information are available here.
Wednesday opening night festivities will be held at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Tampa. Tickets are $18, which includes opening remark and awards, the Remember screening, and a post-show dessert reception.
Remember stars Plummer as an Auschwitz survivor with dementia who, assisted by an old friend (Landau), seeks to find the man responsible for his family's death in the camp. The film is directed by Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter)
On Mar. 3 and 4, the festival moves to Villagio Cinema, 11778 N Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa. Movies will be shown Mar. 5 and 6 at Sundial 19 in downtown St. Petersburg. A complete list of films and start times is available here.
Also on Mar. 6 at Sundial, the festival hosts Pulling Back the Curtain, a discussion of casting techniques led actor Eugenie Bondurant (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part II), Tampa-Hillsborough County film commisioner Dale Gordon, and casting agent Rose Rosen. Admission to the 5:30 p.m. event is free.
The Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival continues Mar. 7 with a 6:30 p.m. showing of To Life at Muvico Palm Harbor 10, and concludes Mar. 9 with the free documentary Rabin in His Own Words, 7 p.m. at the University of South Florida's C.W. (Bill) Young Hall in Tampa.
The festival is sponsored by the Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation and Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties.