Three Weekend Movies Playing For Jewish Film Festival
Participating in 6th annual Houston Jewish Film Festival, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston plans to screen three films from now until March 21. Additional screenings take place at the Jewish Community Center and the Holocaust Museum Houston.
Screenings at MFAH include:
Flame & Citron (Flammen & Citronen)
6 p.m. on March 13 and 3 p.m. on March 21
While the Danish population hopes for a swift end to the war, freedom fighters Flame and Citron secretly put their lives at stake fighting for the Holger Danske resistance group. The film is based on actual events and eyewitness accounts.
8:45 p.m. on March 13 and 3:15 p.m. on March 14
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Oscars, Ajami is a powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa. The stories of a young Israeli, a Palestinian refugee working illegally, a Jewish police detective, and an affluent Palestinian intersect with tragic consequences.
Hey, Hey It’s Esther Blueburger
1 p.m. on March 14
Esther Blueburger’s (Danielle Cantanzariti) quest to fit in begins when she escapes from her Bat Mitzvah party and is befriended by Sunni (Keisha Castle-Hughes), the effortlessly cool girl who is everything Esther thinks she wants to be. With the help of Sunni, Esther goes AWOL from her ordinary life, leaving behind her dysfunctional Jewish family, to hang out with Sunni’s super-hip single mom (Golden Globe winner Toni Collette) and attend public school as a Swedish exchange student.
The MFAH will screen additional movies the weekend of March 20 to 21. Check the Website for details.