JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival

Movies & Showtimes for
JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival

Sun, Mar 3rd
Leona

7:00PM
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Sun, Mar 10th
Family in Transition

7:30PM
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Sun, Mar 17th
Red Cow

7:30PM
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Family in Transition

A FILM BY: Ofir Trainin
WRITTEN BY: Ofir Trainin
STARRING: Amit Tsuk, Galit Tsuk

***Featuring a post-film Q&A***

Family in Transition follows the journey of the husband and father of four children in the traditional and conservative town of Nahariya, Israel. Directed by Ofir Trainin, the film follows a family who, despite personal difficulties and social stigmas, insist on staying together, believing that love will overcome all difficulties.

In Hebrew with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Run Time: 60 mins
Format: DCP

Leona

A FILM BY: Isaac Cherem
WRITTEN BY: Isaac Cherem, Naian González Norvind
STARRING: Naian González Norvind, Christian Vazquez, Carolina Politi

Making the transition into adulthood, a young woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her Syrian-Jewish family and a forbidden love, in this delicate, melancholic romance. The story dives into the divide between generations and different cultures but becomes a hopeful journey of self-discovery and female empowerment.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 107 mins
Format: DCP

Red Cow

A FILM BY: Tsivia Barkai
WRITTEN BY: Tsivia Barkai
STARRING: Avigail Kovari, Gal Toren, Moran Rosenblatt

Benny's hair is as red as the fur of her devout father's treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny's mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He is a figure of authority and a mentor for many people in their Jerusalem religious community. Benny becomes increasingly critical of her father's religious, utopian nationalism and then there's Yael, the self-confident young woman who has set off a whirlwind of longing and emotions in her. Avigayil Koevary powerfully portrays the defiance and desire of a young woman in Tsivia Barkai Yacov's debut feature film.

In Hebrew with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: DCP

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604