Join us for 10+ days of screenings at SaddleBrooke, The Loft, and the Tucson J — Experience film at its finest, alongside more than 3,000 other film enthusiasts!
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CHANGE OF VENUE: Due to a water issue at The J, this film will be shown at Temple Emanu-El at 225 North Country Club at 1:30pm.
The Caborca Jew: A Mexican Story
Mexico, Ukraine, USA, 2014, 58 min. Spanish/English Subtitles
Inspired by the narrator’s grandfather, this documentary tells the story of a Polish immigrant trying to get to the US, who finds himself in Caborca, a small town in Sonora, Mexico. As the only Jew and unable to speak the language, he maintains his faith, his Jewish identity, and becomes a treasured resident.
Director and film maker, David Chait will join us, as well as families from Nogales who are featured in the film and have a special connection to Temple Emanu-El!
7:30pm – The J
Ask for Jane
USA, 2018, 108 min. English
Prior to the passage of Roe v. Wade, a courageous group of young Chicago college women developed an underground network to provide safe, but still illegal, abortions. Cait Cortelyou who portrays Rose and is the co-producer, will lead a discussion following the film.
3pm – The J
Stitchers: Tapestry of Spirit | Short Film
The journey of one woman’s ambitious project to write a complete Torah, in cross stitch. Over 1,500 stitchers in 27 countries, are each crafting a portion, in the hope the final work will become an inspiring, traveling museum exhibit.
Wendy’s Shabbat | Short Film
Friends in a retirement community usher in Shabbat with candles, challah, and grape juice at a local fast-food restaurant. The friends are happy to celebrate together and the Wendy’s staff is proud to be part of such a lovely ritual.
Egg Cream | Short Film
This is a sweet look at the memory, history, and enduring meaning of a beloved, chocolate soda drink, born in Jewish immigrant neighborhoods at the turn of 20th Century. Neither egg nor cream, it was a product of necessity and hardship, but a source of bubbling joy. Enjoy an Egg Cream and a talk from the author of Seltzertopia, Barry Joseph.
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