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Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival brings strong lineup, and a family event

The Zig Zag Kid is one of the films at this year’s Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival.

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival

The Zig Zag Kid is one of the films at this year’s Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival.

Award-winning stories of love, courage and adventure make up this year's Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, happening now through March 31.

The festival, in its 18th year, features 13 foreign films, with showings in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The event's theme, presented by the Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco, is Celebrating Our Chai Year, to Life, to Film.

Throughout 2013, a local selection committee viewed dozens of movies. When they met to name the best of the best, it took several hours. Everyone had a favorite, said Brandy Gold, event coordinator.

Selected films include France's The Jewish Cardinal, a drama about a Jewish man's rise in the Catholic church, and Wherever You Go, a story of two women in search of personal freedom. Other subtitled films include the Israeli comedy Hunting Elephants, the Holocaust drama Ida and, out of Poland, the controversial thriller Aftermath.

Also, for the first time in six years, the festival has something to offer families. The Zig Zag Kid, winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Montreal International Children's Film Festival, tells the story of a boy detective. Tickets combining brunch at Maggiano's in West Shore and a presentation of the movie are still available.

All tickets can be purchased online at tbjff.org. Early purchase is recommended.

"This is an opportunity for people to enjoy international films that may never be shown in the area again," Gold said. "This is the most powerful lineup we've ever had."

Sarah Whitman can be reached at sarahrothwhitman@gmail.com.

Calendar

Today

Wherever you Go and Aya,

1 p.m., Villagio Cinemas Carrollwood. Tickets: $6.

Saturday

The Jewish Cardinal, 8 p.m., Muvico Baywalk 20.

Tickets: $8.

Sunday

For a Woman, 4 p.m., Muvico Palm Harbor 10. Tickets: $8.

Monday

Lost Town, 7 p.m., Villagio Cinemas at Carrollwood. Tickets: $8.

Tuesday

Hunting Elephants, 7 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel. Tickets: $6.

Wednesday

The Attack, 7 p.m., USF Marshall Student Center. Tickets: $8, free with student I.D.

Thursday

Hunting Elephants, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theater. Tickets: $8.

March 29

Aftermath, 8 p.m., AMC Veterans 24. Tickets: $8.

March 30

(Family Day)

To Life! To Film! Brunch, 11 a.m., Maggiano's West Shore

The Zig Zag Kid, 1 p.m., Westshore AMC 14. Tickets: $36 brunch and film.

Ida, 3:30 p.m. West Shore

AMC 14. Tickets: $8.

March 31

The Attack, 7 p.m., Eckerd College/Miller Auditorium. Tickets: $8.

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival brings strong lineup, and a family event 03/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:43pm]
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