33rd Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival Sets March Dates
The 33rd annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival - the third longest running festival of its kind in NORTH AMERICA - will present 12 award-winning and critically acclaimed films from around the world including Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, India, Israel, Poland, Sweden and the United States.
"One of the most important elements of Judaism celebrated in film by the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival, now in its 33rd season, is diversity," says festival chair Michael Silverman. "Jewish stories and culture appear in the most unlikely places. In the coming edition, the Festival endeavors to take viewers to a place not visited before - India. And not once, but twice, with Shalom Bollywood and My Hero Brother."
Additionally, the Festival features films produced in Denmark and Hungary, with others partially-produced in Sweden, Poland, and Austria. One of the Israeli feature films - A Tale of Love and DARKNESS - marks the directorial debut of Natalie Portman, a film in which she also stars, while a film from the United States - Menashe - is made entirely in Yiddish.
The BIJFF also kicks off with a fundraising dinner on Saturday, March 3, 7-10 p.m. featuring Shalom Bollywood, and a full buffet dinner at Taste of India, newly relocated at 3192 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. The event will feature dinner, screening of the film, henna tattoos, a basket raffle and everyone who attends will receive a free ticket to any of the films presented during the film festival, March 9 - 15. Presale tickets are $45. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $50.
The following films will be included during the festival, March 9-15, 2018:
A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS
ACROSS THE WATERS
FEVER AT DAWN
HOW TO RIDE AN ELEVATOR ON SHABBAT
MY HERO BROTHER
RAISE THE ROOF
SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema
THE LAST LAUGH
Tickets and passes may be purchased in advance at either JCC member services desk, www.bijff.com or at the theatre door ½ hour prior to each film.
General Single Film Tickets $10
Flex Pass $50 - Six tickets for the price of 5! Pass may be shared.
Children 18 & under FREE with parent to all films except Shalom Bollywood (March 3 special event screening)
Fundraising dinner Saturday, March 3, 7-10 p.m. featuring Shalom Bollywood, full buffet dinner including vegetarian options, at Taste of India, 3192 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. Event includes dinner, screening of the film, henna tattoos, basket raffle and one free ticket to any of the films presented during the film festival, March 9 - 15. Presale tickets $45. Door price $50.
Films will be shown March 9-15 at the Amherst Dipson Theatre, 3500 Main Street. Trailers, schedules and ticket purchasing at www.bijff.com.