The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is going 3D!
The PFJJ presents their 15th Annual New Filmmakers Weekend on March 17–19, including the festival’s first-ever 3D film screening. The movie is The Rabbi’s Cat, and it also happens to be the national debut of the film.
The New Filmmakers Weekend offers first-time filmmakers an opportunity to share their first feature film with receptive audiences. By honoring the efforts of these up-and-coming filmmakers, the program serves as a springboard for their future success.
Three filmmakers are honored with Local Theme, National or International Awards of Excellence in Filmmaking. All film screenings will be followed by a filmmaker interview with local Author and Journalist Carol Saline.
Since its inception, NFW has honored more than 75 new filmmakers for their tremendous achievements in filmmaking.
New Filmmakers Weekend Schedule:
• Saturday, March 17, 8:30 p.m., Prince Music Theater, $12: To Save a Life. In the spring of 1939, a Philadelphia Jewish lawyer and his wife embarked on a bold plan to rescue 50 children from Nazi-controlled Vienna. Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus traveled into the heart of the Nazi empire, and created an enduring legacy.
• Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m., Rave Cinemas, $10 General Admission, $9 seniors/students: The Rabbi’s Cat. PJFF’s first 3D screening ever! The setting is Algiers, 1920’s. The delivery of a box from Russia complicates things for Rabbi Sfar when a painter is discovered inside. On a quest for a mythical city in Africa, he sets off on an adventure, taking with him the Rabbi, his cat, a wise old Arab Sheikh and an eccentric Russian billionaire.
• Sunday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Prince Music Theater, $10 General Admission, $9 seniors/students: Paul Goodman Changed My Life. A treasure trove of archival multimedia weaves together a rich portrait of an intellectual heavyweight whose ideas are long overdue for rediscovery.
• Monday, March 19, 7 p.m., Prince Music Theater, $10 General Admission, $9 seniors/students: Reuniting The Rubins (Chair’s Choice). Up-tight lawyer Lenny Rubins has to put his dream retirement on hold when his ailing mother emotionally blackmails him into reuniting his estranged children for a Jewish holiday.