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St. Louis Jewish Film Festival to Open with Distinctive Israeli Student Films Linked by Oct. 7, 2023

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ST. LOUIS - EntSun -- On October 7, 2023, Hamas's brutal terrorist attack caused the evacuation and cessation of all activities at Sapir College in Sderot, Israel—home to its premier film program. Sapir students were just weeks away from presenting their final film projects at the annual film festival at Cinema South.

In solidarity with Israel, and to specifically draw attention to the Israeli filmmakers coming out of Sapir College, the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival invites you to a special opening night celebration on Sunday, April 7 at 4pm at B&B Theater in Creve Coeur.

We are honored to share that Opening Night for the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival will feature five students' films. Attached to each one is a one-of-a-kind story about the directors, actors, and other individuals who participated in the making of the film whose lives have been turned upside down in the days since October 7, 2023. With Israel fighting for its very existence, these films can be viewed from a new angle that highlights the very human fears and hopes of the Israeli people.

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Each film varies in genre, theme, and length as follows:

Pepchook
Writer/Director/Producer: Tamar Chetzroni
Animated Feature, 9 minutes

English with subtitles

Unwell Mind

Writer/Director: Danna Levy

Producer: Gal Dor
Documentary, 38 minutes

Hebrew with English Subtitles

ElinorWriter/Director: Linoy Sason,

Producer: Yasmin Hoffman
Feature, 20 minutes
Hebrew with English Subtitles

Shelters

Directors: Rachel Albert, Maciej Jankowski

Producers: Rachel Albert, Nitzan Laytner
Documentary, 15 minutes

Hebrew with English Subtitles

People Asleep and the Water as Well

Writers: Rotem Elkayam, Maryem Bouzzit

Director: Rotem Elkayam

Producers: Jihane Tahiri, Gali Luzon
Documentary, 19 minutes
Various Languages with English Subtitles

Join us at the B&B Theaters in Creve Coeur and witness the stories and the cinema making timely human connections to the Israeli community across the world. Tickets to Opening Night: Celebrating Israeli Filmmakers From Sapir College are $20 each. Learn more about opening night and the St. Louis Jewish Film festival at https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-film-festival/.

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ABOUT THE J:

The J is an interactive, multi-generational gathering place that offers a variety of programs and services to both the St. Louis Jewish community and the community at large. The Jewish Community Center provides educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building and recreational programming and offers two state-of-the-art fitness facilities designed to promote physical and spiritual growth. Everyone is welcome at the J.

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Source: St. Louis Jewish Film Festival
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