FreshFlix 2017:

Join fellow young professionals for great films, in-depth conversations with filmmakers, parties, and other special events that celebrate new voices in Jewish film.

The Chop Boston Jewish Film Festival 2017

7th Annual FreshFlix Short Film Competition

Great short films, a filmmaker Q+A, and a post-screening party make the FreshFlix Short Film Competition one of the most popular BJFF events every year. Join us and see films from Israel, the USA, and the UK, selected by a prestigious jury of young professionals.

Seven shorts will be screened as part of the 2017 program: Black Swell, The Chop, The Disposers, In Other Words, Join The Club, Out of Reach, and The Seven Men of Hanukkah.

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm @ Somerville Theatre
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House of Z Boston Jewish Film Festival 2017

House of Z

Zac Posen is one of the most recognizable names in fashion. Discovered as a teenager, Posen would design clothes for his high school friends: New York cool kids like Chloë Sevigny and Claire Danes. A wunderkind who crashed and burned at an age when many designers are still finding their footing, his fast ascent to fashion stardom also was his downfall. Featuring interviews with Posen’s family and friends (including Naomi Campbell and André Leon Talley) and lots of style, House of Z follows Posen’s rise and fall…and, at last, his recovery.

Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 pm @ Coolidge Corner Theatre
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In Between Boston Jewish Film Festival 2017

In Between

Laila, a sharp-witted lawyer, and Salma, a lesbian DJ, are part of Tel Aviv’s ultra-hip Palestinian scene. When Nour, a devout Muslim, moves into their apartment, their lifestyles initially clash. But after Nour faces a devastating event, a unique sisterhood forms and it becomes clear that even in liberal Tel Aviv, these women must grapple with traditional culture. This taboo-defying, award-winning film exposes the world of Palestinians living outside of traditional homes. Note: Graphic content

12 Ophir (Israeli Academy) Award Nominations, 2017
Ophir Award Winner, Best Actress (Shaden Kanboura) and Best Supporting Actress (Mouna Hawa), 2017

Saturday, November 11, 8:45 pm @ Museum of Fine Arts
Saturday, November 18, 6:30 pm @ Somerville Theatre
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Keep the Change Boston Jewish Film Festival 2017

CLOSING NIGHT: Keep the Change 

A rom-com set in a world where no character is typical. David is obsessed with being perceived as “normal” – thanks in part to his parents (Tibor Feldman, The Sopranos, and Jessica Walter, Arrested Development). When David is forced to attend an autism support group, he wants nothing to do with the other members…until he meets Sarah, who exudes positivity and confidence. But when David brings Sarah home to meet his family, their romance is challenged.

In Person: Director Rachel Israel, Actors Brandon Polansky and Samanth Elisofon

Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm @ Boston Public Library 
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NuWave The Virtual Reality Experience Boston Jewish Film Festival 2017

NuWave: The Virtual Reality Experience

Experience Virtual Reality projects from Israel and the US, hear about the way VR is changing storytelling, and discuss over drinks!

Virtual Reality has emerged as a new medium for storytelling and filmmakers around the world have been embracing and experimenting with it.

Experience VR films over cocktails and join us for a discussion focusing on some of the most interesting trends in virtual reality storytelling.

Presented in partnership with the Brookline Interactive Group.

Thursday, November 16, 5:30 pm @ Brookline Interactive Group
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Pinsky Boston Jewish Film Festival 2017

Pinsky

Sophia Pinsky is doing just fine : she has a job, an apartment, and a girlfriend. That is, until her girlfriend breaks up with her and her grandfather dies on the same day. As her life starts to unravel, Sophia moves back in with her overbearing Russian-Jewish grandmother in the Boston suburbs. When her grandmother reveals that not only is she dating again but she’s in love with the family’s rabbi, Sophia is pitted grandmother in a struggle to define loyalty and love, all while trying to become a “real adult,” once and for all.

In Person: Director Amanda Lundquist, Writer/Actress Rebecca Karpovsky, Actor/Producer Ara Woland, and other special guests

Saturday, November 18, 6:30 pm @ Somerville Theatre
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Winter Hunt Boston Jewish Film Festival 2017

Winter Hunt 

On a cold, wintry night, Lena shows up on the doorstep of the Rossberg family mansion. She claims her car has broken down, but her arrival is intentional. Lena is in pursuit of Anselm Rossberg (Michael Degen, Hannah Arendt), an aged Auschwitz guard who lives with his daughter Maria (Elisabeth Degen, Aimée & Jaguar). Anselm and Maria both deny Anselm’s past, but Lena is determined to get him to confess, even as her own weapon is turned on her and she is forced into a moral dilemma.

Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm @ Somerville Theatre
Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 pm @ Museum of Fine Arts (Alfond Auditorium)
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