Jewish Film Festival IV continues at MSU’s Procrastinator Theater
For the fourth consecutive year, Congregation Beth Shalom and Rabbi Ed Stafman continues to present the Bozeman Jewish Film Festival this summer, bringing outstanding films of Jewish interest to Southwest Montana. Films are screened at the comfortable Procrastinator Theater in the Student Union Building (SUB) on the MSU campus on Wednesdays, July 11th through August 1st at 7pm each evening. Here’s a look at this year’s remaining titles.
Documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is next up on Wednesday, July 11th. Once known as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” beauty brought Lamarr fame until everything fell spectacularly apart. A tragic story of a brilliant beauty who starred in wonderful movies and invented the precursor to modern encryption.
Let Yourself Go, a comedy, follows on Wednesday, July 18th. Italy’s beloved Toni Servillo delivers a laugh-out-loud performance about an aging, uptight, Jewish psychoanalyst whose world is overturned by a young personal trainer. Winner of the 2017 Italian Golden Globe for Comedy. Subtitled.
On Wednesday, July 25th, another documentary screens at the Procrastinator – Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story. The film showcases storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson, who left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more.
Docudrama Fanny’s Journey is set to close out the 2018 series on Wednesday, August 1st. Based on a true story, 13-year-old Fanny leads the virtually impossible escape of eleven Jewish children from a foster home in Italy to Switzerland ahead of invading Nazis. Subtitled.
All screenings are FREE and open to the public. For further information about the film festival and to learn more about the community of Beth Shalom, please visit www.bethshalombozeman.org. •