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Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival

Award-winning films from around the world will light up screens across Cincinnati during the Mayerson JCC’s popular month-long festival. The festival features the best of the thriving independent film industry, showcasing established and emerging filmmakers and provocative, humorous, inspiring, and enlightening films.

Upcoming Partnerships:

“Ancient Law” Screening
Thursday, October 3; 5pm at Cincinnati Museum Center

“Ancient Law” (Das alte Gesetz) by E.A. Dupont is a 1923 German silent film. This screening will feature a live musical score written and performed by Donald Sosin and Alicia Svigals (founding member, The Klezmatics).

This event is part of the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, in partnership with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center, UC Film & Media Studies, and LADD. 

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“A Fool There Was” ScreeningTheda Bara
Wednesday, October 23; 7pm at the Esquire Theatre

Come see the 1915 film that stars Cincinnati’s own Theda Bara, a nice Jewish girl who became cinema’s first sex symbol! Live music accompaniment by Matt Tolentino, and post-film discussion led by Kevin Grace, UC’s Archivist and editor of the upcoming Theda Bara autobiography.

This event is in partnership with UC Film & Media Studies and the Esquire Theatre in conjunction with the Cinema Cincinnati exhibit on display at the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County from Oct. 12, 2019 – Jan. 26, 2020.

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