As a genre, Jewish cinema is more about the who than the what. Movies
about major-league baseball, senior dating, and a band of musicians
fall under the same umbrella as those about Palestinian/Israeli
relations and tales of Holocaust survival. And theyre just a portion
of the approximately three dozen flicks to hit the screen during the
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. Now in its 21st year, the festival
kicks off Wednesday with the Argentine film Anita, about a Jewish
woman with Down syndrome whose world is thrown into disarray after a
terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires. Anita roams the city looking for
her mother, leaving a lasting impression on the people she meets along the way. The festival runs through December 12 at Regal Delray 18,
Movies of Delray, Cobb Downtown 16 and Regal Royal Palm Beach 18.
Tickets cost $18 for opening night, $10 for screenings after 5 p.m.,
and $8 for matinees. Call 561-712-5204, or visit jcconline.com.
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010
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