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Corvallis Jewish Film Festival

Presented by the Beit Am Mid-Willamette Jewish Community

The 2018, first annual, Corvallis Jewish Film Festival

At the Darkside Cinema

215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, Oregon

April 8th, 15th, 2018

Admission: Adults  $7; Seniors, Students and Military $5
All Films have won multiple awards and have adult content
Full Movie Details listed below ...
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Sunday April 8th - Schedule at-a-glance
  • 2 PM – Harmonia
  • 4 PM – 1945
  • 7 PM – The Good Postman

Sunday April 15th
  • 2 PM – Bombshell, the Hedy Lamarr Story
  • 4 PM – Fanny’s Journey
  • 7 PM – Big Sonia
Harmonia, directed by Ori Sivan
Sunday, April 8th 2:00 PM
You are witness to a recasting of the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah, Ishmael and Isaac in present day Jerusalem. Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship evolves between the two women. Hagar offers to have a baby for the childless couple. Years later Sarah in her 40's also has a child. The two half-brothers eventually seek resolution to their family conflicts through an encounter between Western and Eastern music.
98 minutes – Hebrew & Arabic with English subtitles - Drama View the trailer
1945, directed by Ferenc Török
Sunday, April 8th 4:00 PM
12 August, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, the people of the village are preparing for the wedding of the son of the clerk, but the bride’s former fiancé returns from captivity. Within a few hours, everything changes; secrets, sin, reckoning, love, betrayal, confrontation.
91 minutes – Hungarian with English subtitles – Drama View the trailer
The Good Postman, directed by Tonislav Hristrov
Sunday, April 8th 7:00 PM
The film offers a tragicomic perspective on the refugee crisis of 2015 from a small Bulgarian village located near the Turkish border. The village has suffered decades of economic and demographic decline. The handful of remaining residents observe refugee families from Syria and elsewhere as they cross the border, and ponder inviting them to settle in the vacant village houses. This proposal, advocated by the village postman polarizes opinions and brings into focus the local people's own fears, hopes and disappointments.
82 minutes – Bulgarian with English subtitles -- Docudrama View the trailer
Bombshell, the Hedy Lamarr Story, directed by Alexandra Dean
Sunday April 15th 2:00 PM
Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.
90 minutes – English – Documentary View the trailer
Fanny’s Journey, directed by Lola Doillon
Sunday April 15th 4:00 PM
In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 8 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom. The movie is a dramatization from the autobiography of Fanny Ben-Ami.
94 minutes – French with English subtitles -- Drama View the trailer

Big Sonia, directed by Leah Warshawski
Sunday April 15th 7:00 PM
In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski--great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor--runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than 30 years. But when she's served an eviction notice, she is confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop or retire. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, Big Sonia also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.
93 minutes – English -- Documentary View the trailer


Links to each individual movie trailer can be found at the end of their descriptions in the section above.

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