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Nashville Jewish Film Festival 801 Percy Warner Blvd. Nashville, Tennessee 37205 (615) 356-7170 Fran Brumlik, managing director Laurie Eskind, Jackie Karr, Cindy Moskovitz and Loretta Saff, co-directors


he Nashville Jewish Film Festival is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center, and 2017 will mark the 17th year of presenting entertaining, informative and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films from the United States, Israel and the world to our Middle Tennessee community. The festival’s screenings take place during a three week period in late October and early November in a variety of locations throughout the area, including Nashville’s historic and newly remodeled Belcourt Theatre and the Gordon Jewish Commu-


&DUH7HDP Former collegiate and professional basketball player David Blu speaks following a screening of “On the Map� at the 2016 Nashville Jewish Film Festival. The film tells the story of the 1977 Israeli national basketball team that won the European Cup.







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nity Center. A schedule of screenings is made public each year as details are confirmed in late spring. The NJFF creates a forum for the wider Middle Tennessee community to understand the complexity of issues surrounding Jewish life in contemporary society. The films chosen each year demonstrate the breadth and depth of Jewish cultural, religious, historical, and social life in the modern era. Along with special guests, panels and opening and closing night events the NJFF is an annual event dedicated to the awareness and celebration of Jewish life. Each year NJFF presents the annual Kathryn H. Gutow Student Film Competition. Originating in 2005 and named in memory of the co-founder of the festival, the competition features thematically Jewish films made by students from campuses around the world. The student filmmakers are eligible for a $1,000 cash prize made possible by the Kathryn H. Gutow Fund for Jewish Arts and Culture and Creative Artists Agency. Student film competition finalists are screened during the NJFF. The winning film is then screened the following year during the annual Nashville Film Festival. •

Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017  

Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017

Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017  

Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017