2014 ABQ Film Fest Presented by the JCC and Congregation Albert

All films are $5/advanced and $8/door.
Contact Phyllis Wolf 348-4500 or phyllisw@jccabq.org for more information.

The African American Performing Arts Center is located at:
310 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 222- 0785

The Pin

THE PIN (2013)

THUR, 3/6, 7:00pm at the JCC

This Canadian film about two young Eastern Europeans hiding in a barn during World War II, who speak Yiddish to each other. Naomi Jaye's script touches on delicate notes of make-believe and isolation to create a mood of unadulterated romance in a story that combines the heartbreak of first love with a more deeply felt trauma. Don't miss the Skype interview with the director directly following the film. 85 minutes (in Yiddish with English subtitles)

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Broadway Musicals


SAT, 3/8, 7:30pm at the JCC

Engaging, humorous, and provocative this film examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which provides insight, alongside standout performances and archival footage. 84 minutes.

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The Gatekeepers


SUN, 3/9, 1:00pm at the African American Performing Arts Center

Academy Award Nominee Best Documentary, 2012. This Israeli film provides an unprecedented look inside Israel's Secret Service, featuring interviews with 6 former head of the Shin Bet. Shin Bet has dealt with conflict amid the quest for peace for nearly 50 years. For the first time, these men discuss the challenging truths and consequences of their counterterrorism mission. 101 minutes.

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Jews and Baseball


SUN, 3/9, 3:00pm at the African American Performing Arts Center

This acclaimed US documentary is narrated by actor Dustin Hoffman and highlights the contributions of Jewish Americans to the most American sport of them all: baseball. Enjoy a rare interview with legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax and commentary from Larry King, Ron Howard, Al Rosen, Shawn Green. 91 minutes.

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Hava Nagila


TUE, 3/11, 7:00pm at the JCC

It is instantly recognizable musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future. In its own way, Hava Nagila encapsulates the Jewish journey over the past 150 years. It also reveals the power of one song to express and sustain identity, to transmit lessons across generations and to bridge cultural divides and connect us all. 73 minutes.

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