Temple Beth-El Arts Committee hosts summer Jewish Film Festival July 25 and August 22

The Arts Committee of Temple Beth-El of Ithaca invites the community to its annual Jewish film festival with a series of three films this summer. The festival will take place in the social hall of the temple, located at the corner of Court and Tioga streets in Ithaca. “Shalom Bollywood” was shown on June 13. Upcoming films are “The Sturgeon Queens” and “Bagels in the Blood” on Wednesday, July 25, and “The Band’s Visit” on Wednesday, August 22. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for free refreshments and socializing. The films will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door (check or cash only). All films are appropriate for children ages 10 and above. Teens are encouraged to attend.
“The Sturgeon Queens” (USA, 2014) and “Bagels in the Blood” (USA, 2016) are two documentaries concerning food purveyors: Russ and Daughters Jewish Gourmet Grocery Store in lower Manhattan and Montreal’s Fairmount Bagels. “Wait until you taste the refreshments!” said festival organizers.
“The Band’s Visit” (Israel,2007, Arabic, English, Hebrew with subtitles) is now a Broadway musical. This is the original Israeli film about eight Egyptian musicians who comprise the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra and who arrive by mistake in a small town in Israel’s Negev Desert.
The film festival is brought to Ithaca through Menemsha Films, 7th Art Releasing and Sony Classic Pictures. 
For further information, call 257-9924.