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Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival runs Feb. 9-20

The Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival celebrates its "sweet sixteen" anniversary Thursday through Feb. 20 — excluding Friday sabbaths — with another ambitious lineup. The festival's opening night film and dessert reception at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa is the French psychological thriller Naomi, preceded by Tampa filmmaker Ali Scher's short subject The Maiden and the Princess. From there, the festival hopscotches to various Tampa Bay locations, from St. Petersburg's BayWalk 20 and Eckerd College to Sun City Center to the University of South Florida and Channelside 10 in Tampa. Most offerings are relatively obscure independent films, although on Sunday the Tampa Theatre will present Norman Jewison's Oscar winner Fiddler on the Roof at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for all programs — with discounts available for students and seniors — except opening night, when admission is $10. Visit to obtain advance tickets and program information. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival runs Feb. 9-20 02/07/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:15pm]
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