Full schedule of the Sarasota Film Society 's Film Festival, Friday through Nov. 18
Spotlight on Israel series
The Band's Visit
D. Eran Kolirin, Israel/France (In Arabic/English/Hebrew w/English subtitles), 2007, 90 min.
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A small Egyptian police band becomes lost in rural Israel and finds common bonds with the townspeople who take them in for the night. Israel's Official Submission to the Best Foreign
Language Film Category for the 2008 Academy Awards.
Time: Saturday, Nov. 10 - 7:30 p.m.
Eyewitness (w/ I Have Never Forgotten You)
D. Bert Van Bork, USA, 2003, 30 min.
A compelling examination of the lives of three artists forced to work in secret while living in Nazi death camps during WWII:
Jan Komski, Dinah Gottliebova and Felix Nussbaum, who more than fifty years ago witnessed and painted the horrors of the Holocaust. 2000 Academy Award Nominee - Best
Time: Sunday, Nov. 11 - 2:30 and Monday, Nov. 12 - 8:00 and Tuesday, Nov. 13 - 7:30 at Lakewood Ranch (LWR)
I Have Never Forgotten You (w/Eyewitness)
D. Richard Trank, USA, 2006, 105 min.
Trained in architecture but responsible for finding some of history's most dangerous war criminals, Nazi hunter Simon
Wiesenthal is the focus of this documentary narrated by Nicole
Time: Sunday, Nov. 11 - 2:30 and Monday, Nov. 12 - 8:00 and Tuesday, , Nov. 13 - 7:30 LWR
From Shtetl to Swing (w/ Kosher Gefilte Film)
Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in
Russia and Eastern Europe, and migrated to America. From
Yiddish theater to musical extravaganza, from klezmer to ragtime, and all the way from the Bowery to Tin Pan Alley,
"From Shtetl to Swing" recounts the ebullient, story of a musical metamorphosis born in darkest Russia.
Time: Monday, Nov. 12 - 5:15 and Wednesday, Nov. 14 - 12:15
Kosher Gefilte Film (w/ From Shtetl to Swing)