Jewish Chicago: The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival Goes Hybrid
Ninth annual festival reimagined to enable conversation in person and online.
In the film Neighbours , a young Syrian boy discovers antisemitism–and the meaning of friendship. The Seven Boxes tells the true story of a Spanish pharmacist who discovers a puzzle in the form of seven boxes left behind by her mother that reveal a secret Jewish heritage. And, in a change of pace, an elderly widower tries to earn the money to get out of his nursing home by selling marijuana in the comedy Greener Pastures .
These are only a sample of the 15 to 20 films that will be shown at the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival’s Spring Hybrid Festival, which will run from March 11-27. The films will be available at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, The Music Box Theatre, and The Wilmette Theatre in person in small theaters with limited seating. All films will also be available to stream from any computer in Illinois or northwestern Indiana.