4th Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival Opens March 9
Chicago, IL – February 9, 2017 – The 4th Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival opens on screens across the city and suburbs on March 9, 2017. Over 10 days at seven venues, the 25 films in this year’s festival will entertain, educate, engage and inspire moviegoers of all ages. This year, the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will feature a wide-range of cinematic works, including a 2017 Oscar-nominated film, the exclusive Chicago screening of one of the year’s most anticipated blockbusters and the chance to experience one of the greatest film masterpieces of all time on the big screen.
“We’re thrilled to bring audiences together for our 4th annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival,” said Addie Goodman, Executive Vice President, JCC Chicago. “This has become one of the most anticipated times of the year for the community and for anyone who loves going to the movies. This year’s festival has something for everyone – from Oscar-nominated movies, to cinema classics and directorial debuts, the film festival celebrates art, culture and powerful storytelling, all through a Jewish lens.”
The most anticipated films of the year’s festival include: Life, Animated, the Oscar-nominated documentary about a young man, unable to speak, until his family discovers a key to communication by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films; Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, a cross-cultural romantic comedy starring real-life married couple Bryan Greenberg (“One Tree Hill,” “How to Make It in America,” “The Mindy Project”) and Jamie Chung (“Once Upon a Time,” “Gotham”); A La Vie, a French film about three Jewish friends in their 20s who survived Auschwitz and set out to find each other years after their liberation; The ZooKeeper’s Wife, based on the best-selling book, the real-life story of a mother and wife who became a hero during WWII; and The Wizard of Oz, one of the most celebrated movie masterpieces of all time, connected to Jewish culture through the indelible song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” written by Jewish composers immediately before the Holocaust.
Tickets for the 2017 JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival are on sale now at jccfilmfest.org. A complete film festival schedule, ticket information, show times and list of special events can all be found here.
JCC Chicago is a non-profit organization inspired by Jewish values, bridging traditions and generations to create a more vibrant, connected community. JCC is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.
About the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival: The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival showcases culturally-significant, Jewish-inspired films that reach across generations. Join us as we bring the Chicago community together to experience films with a wide range of themes and perspectives. This festival is a no-holds barred approach to diversity and the strong Jewish contributions to world culture.