Temple Beth-El Arts Committee hosts summer Jewish Film Festival Aug. 22

The Arts Committee of Temple Beth-El 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, and “The Sturgeon Queens” and “Bagels in the Blood” were shown on July 25. The final film, “The Band’s Visit,” will be shown on Wednesday, August 22. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for free refreshments and socializing. The film 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 Band’s Visit” (Israel, 2007, Arabic, English, Hebrew with subtitles), now a Broadway musical, is an Israeli film about eight Egyptian musicians, comprising the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, 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.