3rd Annual Documentary Jewish Film Series Begins Nov. 20 At The Jewish Cultural Center

Friday, November 10, 2017

Three Jewish-themed, award-winning documentary films will be shown on three consecutive Monday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Nov. 20 at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. 

Individual tickets are $8 per person and include complimentary popcorn and a soft drink. 

These films have received recognition at film festivals throughout the United States.

For more information, contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga at 423-493-0270.

The Documentary Series schedule is as follows:

Nov. 20         On The Map          85 minutes         English
This is the inspirational story of the 1977 Israel-Russia basketball European Cup championship game and the unlikely players who won!   More than just a basketball game, this film talks about pride and determination against all odds.     Trailer:    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=on+the+map+trailer&view=detail&mid=5EE721CAE5D991D4CDA95EE721CAE5D991D4CDA9&FORM=VIRE
Nov. 27    The Outrageous Sophie Tucker        96 minutes       English
This is the story of a Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress and radio personality. She is best known for her powerful delivery of comical and risqué songs during the first half of the 205th century. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyUlZm4O4yE

Dec. 4      Rabin In His Own Words            104 minutes     Hebrew with English subtitles
Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, his personal and professional drama unfold before the viewer’s eyes. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n65ybQNeAUY

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