Welcome to the Festival!


Sophie Tucker, Theodore Bikel, Nancy Spielberg, Kara Sundlun and Darko Tresnjak are some of the big names on screen and in person that will light up our screens in 7 venues this March. Daring Israeli flyboys and soldier girls; prime ministers and pastrami kings; heroes, homeruns and heartthrobs star in 19 red hot hits from Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Poland and the USA. Cinephiles will be treated to riveting dramas, powerful documentaries, romantic comedies and shorts - all are premieres! Live music, parties, food and insightful programs with special guests create an unforgettable ten days of international Jewish storytelling.

Throughout the festival, a series of original short films "Through A Centennial Lens" will screen to celebrate the Mandell JCC's 100th birthday.

Nicole Greenblatt & Dr. Benson Monastersky, Co-Chairs
Harriet J. Dobin, Director
19th Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival

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