Jewish Film Festival



We are excited to bring you some of the best films, presentations and programs that are made in Israel! Become a Patron of the Arts to receive special discounts & perks for all of the incredible parts of our 2016-2017 Cultural Arts season!


The Pickle Recipe
Monday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m.

The Pickle Recipe

Joey Miller is the undisputed king of Detroit party emcees.  He’s also a single father and deeply in debt. During one wedding performance, all his prized equipment is destroyed in a freak accident. To make matters worse, he is supposed to emcee his daughter’s bat mitzvah in four weeks.  With no other options, Joey turns to his shady uncle for money, who agrees with one condition: Joey must steal his grandmother’s famous top secret dill pickle recipe – a recipe she has vowed to take to her grave.

Director: Michael Manasseri /United States / English / Running time: 97 minutes

DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11
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Life, Animated
Monday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m.

Life Animated

Several years ago Ron Suskind, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning  journalist and author, was a featured speaker at Jewish Book Festival. He told us the story of his son Owen, who as a thriving 3 year old, suddenly and inexplicably went silent. For years after, Owen could not connect with others or convey his thoughts or feelings, until the family discovered a unique way of communicating through Disney classic films.  When Suskind was at the J discussing his book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, he said it was being made into a film. We are thrilled and proud to present the film, Life, Animated, as part of this year’s Jewish Film Festival.

Life Animated, interweaves classic Disney sequences with realistic scenes from Owen’s life, to explore how his identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar and Ariel allowed him the means to understand his feelings and interpret reality.

Director: Roger Ross Williams / United States / English / Running time: 89 minutes

DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11
Please note: Online ticket sales to Life, Animated have closed. Tickets will still be available at the door or by calling 954.434.0499, ext. 336.

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