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  • O F F I C I A L F I L M G U I D E

    2016 FALLNOVEMBER 5-19

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  • THANK YOU TO OUR FALL FESTIVAL SPONSORS: LEONARD AND MADLYN ABRAMSON, PHYLLIS AND HOWARD FISCHER, THE LINDY FAMILY,NADINE LIEZ-WEINER AND BART WEINER

    Cover Image: Women In Sink

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    From the Chair, Phyllis Fischer 1

    PJFF36 Sponsors 2

    PJFF36 Supporters and Donors 3

    Calendar-at-a-Glance 4

    Film Guide 6

    Tickets and Passes 34

    Seating Information 35

    Film Venues and Receptions 38

    Who We Are 39

    PJFF36 Sponsor and Community Ads 42

    PJFF36 Supporter Levels and Benefits 65

    PJFF36 Supporter Form 66

    Where To Find Us 67

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  • THE 36th PHILADELPHIAJEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

    NOVEMBER 519, 2016

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    Dear Friends,

    Welcome to the 36th Double Chai Anniversary Season of The Gershman Ys Philadelphia

    Jewish Film Festival!

    This fall, we are thrilled to bring you 33 films from 12 countries around the world. Over the

    course of the Festival, you will have an opportunity to see 16 feature documentaries, nine

    narrative feature films, and eight short films, all selected after a year-long search by our

    extraordinary Screening Committee. These films may delight, horrify, enrich, frustrate,

    sadden, edify, intrigue, calm, or excite you. . .but whatever they do, they are certain to fulfill

    our mission of celebrating Jewish identity, culture, history and community through the

    medium of film. We are so happy to be able to share them with you this fall!

    This year, well take you on quite a ride you will join our film subjects as they engage in

    many aspects of the human experience: they will fight for human rights, tell edgy jokes,

    celebrate their Bar Mitzvah, sit shiva, fear deportation, solve murders, deny the Holocaust,

    hang their art in museums, direct movies, break with tradition, lift weights, discover their

    fathers identity, prove they are Jewish, and much more. Thank you for coming along on

    this film adventure with us.

    As you may know, the PJFF is one of the largest Jewish Film Festivals in the United States;

    it is among over 100 of its kind in the nation. Philadelphia is so fortunate to have Olivia

    Antsis as PJFF Director; under her leadership, the Festival has grown by leaps and bounds

    and has transformed simple film screenings into true community events. Working hand-

    in-hand with Olivia is the indefatigable Artistic Chair of the PJFF, Iris Drechsler. Together,

    they work to assure that our fabulous Screening Committee reviews the finest films from

    throughout the world and selects the ones that best suit our Philadelphia audience.

    Many thanks to the wonderful supportive staff of The Gershman Y, led by our dedicated

    Executive Director Maxine Gaiber, and Associate Director Kristen Evans, and our many

    volunteers, including our committed PJFF Committee, who make this Festival possible.

    A special thanks to all of our Sponsors, Supporters, Advertisers, and Donors who

    contribute the funds to lease the movies and theaters; to bring incredible actors, directors,

    producers, and experts to accompany the films; and to allow students to see the films free

    of charge.

    Last but not least, I can never forget to acknowledge and thank our PJFF Co-Founders,

    Judy Golden and the late Archie Perlmutter, for creating this Festival for all of us to enjoy.

    See you at the movies,

    Phyllis

    FROM THE CHAIR | Phyllis Fischer

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  • FESTIVAL SPONSORS

    Leonard and Madlyn Abramson

    Phyllis and Howard Fischer

    The Lindy Family

    Nadine Liez-Weiner and Bart Weiner

    LEAD SPONSORS

    National Museum of American

    Jewish History

    Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer

    and Joseph Neubauer

    Seed The Dream Foundation

    Constance Smukler

    PREMIER SPONSORS

    Djerassi Foundation in loving

    memory of Izi

    Steve and Betsy Filton

    Jane and Joe Goldblum

    Friends of Dick Kanter

    Margaret Barry and Jeff Abrams

    Michael and Ellen Singer Coleman

    Christine V. Kanter

    Mary and Justin Klein

    Cindi and Bob Olsman

    Ellyn C. Phillips

    Melanie and Lewis Sharps

    Betsy and Richard Sheerr

    Kristin and Michael Karp

    Carole Landis Foundation

    for Social Action

    Amy and Richard Oller

    Harriet and Larry Weiss / CRW Graphics

    PJFF36 SPONSORS FILM SPONSORS

    Susannah Lachs Adler

    and Dean Adler

    Harold Berger

    Barbara and Mickey Black

    Louis D. Brandeis Law

    Society Foundation

    Center City Film & Video

    Nancy and David Colman

    Harris and Debra Devor

    Lee Ducat

    Glenmede

    Lynne and Harold Honickman

    Seth and Ellyn Lehr

    Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell

    Judy and Bud Newman

    Howard and Janet Pack

    Ruth Perlmutter in memory of

    Archie Perlmutter

    David and Helen Pudlin

    Pam and Tony Schneider

    Ed and Rebecca Schulman

    Jan Felman and Harvey Schwartz

    Sterling Trustees LLC (Principals:

    Stanley and Antony Joffe)

    Debra Felman, David, Max, and

    Eliana Warshal

    Nancy and Stuart Weiss

    Joseph and Renee Zuritsky /

    Parkway Corporation

    OFFICIAL AIRLINE SPONSOR

    EL AL Israel Airlines

    OFFICIAL HOTEL SPONSOR

    DoubleTree by Hilton

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    PRODUCERSAnonymousLibby Harwitz and Burton BlenderFriends of Caf Nagler Concha Alborg Selma Bernstein Susan Nagler Perloff and Ed Blumstein Cheryl Cutrona Jim and Linda Rosenstein Elaine and Marcy Smith Margaret WillardDebbie and Bob FleischmanSarita and Morris GocialMarjorie and Jeffrey HonickmanSusan and Leonard KlehrMary Lee MatzkinRosalind and Roy NeffSharon Schutte-Rodin and Neal RodinMarcia and Ronald RubinThe Sherrie R. Savett FoundationEllen Schwartz and Jeremy SiegelNancy and Benjamin SheinBettyruth Walter, PhD

    DIRECTORSMarvin Black Fran Freedman BlumIra Brind and Stacey SpectorArlene Goldman and Michael BroderBrownstein GroupJacob Cohen and Sarah WaxmanDr. Marilyn DeutschShlomo and Iris DrechslerSally and Stewart EisenbergArlene FicklerJudith S. Finkel, PhDJudy and Joel GoldenAdele GreenspunEdward and Susan HoffmanJulie and Richard JaffeJan and Alan KanoffStuart and Mary KahnBebe and Jay KivitzBarbara LewisJon and Caryn LissFran Martin Beth ProbinskyRenee H. RollinEric Salmansohn and Marcia BronsteinCathy Seiler, Partner c/o Brinker Simpson & Co., LLCRobert L. and Rita Davis SiegleLarry and Ann Rosen SpectorScott and Liz Vernick

    ACTORSMaureen Abrams Lynda BarnessDr. Louis and Harriet BernemanPenni and Mark BlaskeyJulie CursonDonnie and Joanne DavidowArt Ellis Francyn Sacks and Gerry Escovitz Albert and Rosa Esquenazi

    Jane and Allan GreenspanJane and Howard JacobsAndrea JelinSandra KubyRobin LebowRuthie LevikoffSeymour Levin Sheldon and Margelle LissDebra MalinicsLynn and Joe MankoGlenda MarshallSusan and Jim MeyerToby MeyerMichael and Debbie PollackRachel and Moshe PoratEva RayLynn and Bruce RobinsDianne F. RosenthalSue and Hal RosenthalBernard RothmanMimi SchneirovSusie and Mark SchultzAndrew Scott and Bryna Silver ScottLeslye SilverSharon and Kenneth SpinradFrancine TabasRabbi Lynnda and Larry TarganJoan Tishgart

    MAJOR DONORS TO THE GERSHMAN Y AND PJFF36The Joseph and Marie Field FundHorace W. Goldsmith FoundationElaine LevittPennsylvania Council on the ArtsThe Philadelphia Cultural Fund

    PJFF36 EDUCATION FUND DONORSFarber Family FoundationHoward and Janet PackLaurie Wagman in memory of Irvin BorowskyBettyruth Walter, PhD

    PJFF36 DONORS Jack Adler and Adelaide Beacham William and Nina AlbertJay CaplanFlyers CharitiesLisa Kasser and Robert W. FreedmanArlene J. HalpernHar Zion TempleRobyn and Michael HirschJerry LipkinCozen OConnorRoss Family FundMina SmithSaraKay and Stanton SmullensAndrea Gail Snyder Abbie and Fred SteinLee Tabas University of Pennsylvania Cinema Studies ProgramPeggy and Ellis Wachs Family FoundationJan L. Weinstock

    PJFF36 SUPPORTERS & DONORS

    Donor list as of August 31, 2016

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