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JCC Presents Five Engaging Films at Jewish Film Festival

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is pleased to present five films this spring at the Rialto NewVision Theater, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield. Screenings begin April 10 and run through May 7. All films start at 7:30 p.m.

We begin the spring series with The Testament on Tuesday, April 10. In The Testament, an uncompromising Holocaust researcher uncovers highly classified evidence that suggests a long-buried secret in this Best Film winner at the Haifa International Film Festival.

On Monday, April 16, we present Bye Bye Germany.  In this bittersweet and engaging salute to European Jews who chose to reclaim their lives, we meet a Holocaust survivor who winds his way through post-war Frankfurt.

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Next up is Ben Gurion: Epilogue on Wednesday, April 25. This documentary is a rare and fortuitous piece of cinematic archeology which imparts new insights into David Ben Gurion, a treasured historic figure.  Amir Sagie, New York-based Deputy Consul General of Israel, will join us for a post-film discussion.

Humor Me showing on Tuesday, May 1 stars Elliot Gould.  It is a heartfelt father-son comedy about a struggling playwright who is forced to move in with his joke-telling dad in a New Jersey retirement community. 

Closing night on Monday, May 7 features The Last Suit about an aging Jewish tailor who leaves his life in Argentina to journey back through time and halfway around the world to find the man who saved him from death at Auschwitz in this bittersweet road trip movie.

Visit www.jccnj.org for more information, movie trailers and pricing for these interesting, thought-provoking films. Tickets can be purchased online at www.jccnj.org, by mail or in person at the JCC.

The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.

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