The 11th annual Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Youngstown State University and the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, features six films screened over a 23-day period, Oct. 6 to 29.
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Here is the schedule:
Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., at the Butler Institute of American Art: “Besa: The Promise,” a story of Albanians who sheltered refugees from the Nazis during World War II.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., at Encore Cinema, Niles: “The Other Son,” the story of two Jewish brothers, switched at birth, and their family reevaluations after the discovery.
Monday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., at Encore Cinema, Niles: “Hava Naglia,” the story of a unique musical type that has crossed religious and ethnic boundaries.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, Boardman: “Fill The Void,” A family melodrama in which a girl must decide whether or not to marry her late sister’s widow.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., at the Williamson School of Business Administration on the YSU campus: “Hannah Arendt,” a biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., at YSU’s Kilcawley Center: “One Survivor Remembers,” a chronicle of Gerda Weissmann Klein’s harrowing story of survival during World War II.
Tickets are available for purchase at the door and in advance at the Jewish Community Center on Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. Tickets can also be purchased online and printed at www.jccyoungstown.org. Admission to the screening of “One Survivor Remembers” is free.