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November 2018

38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm

The 38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) kicks off November 3-18 at the Gershman Y and neighboring theaters across Philadelphia! The second oldest Jewish film festival in the country, GPJFF38 will screen over 20 Philadelphia premieres. More details to come!

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$7 - $15

HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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From her early influences growing up on an Israeli kibbutz to her first experiences as a Civil Rights activist in Mississippi at the age of 18, Heather Booth spent the next five decades of her prolific career as a political organizer, educator, and leader of the progressive movement. Though Heather may have accomplished some of her best work in the shadows – including her founding of JANE underground, a secret network of doctors and women’s health advocates who offered safe…

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$7 - $15

SATAN & ADAM

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 738 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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Adam Gussow was a twenty-something Jewish Ivy League educated harmonica player seeking fulfillment. Sterling “Satan” Magee was an aging street performer and blues legend who had once played with James Brown and Etta James. During a spike in racial tensions in Harlem during the 1980s, Adam passed Satan playing his blues guitar and makeshift percussion instruments on the street, a block from the Apollo Theater. He was floored by Satan’s playing and asked to join in on his harmonica. It…

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Free - $15

DOUBTFUL

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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In this provocative, hard-hitting Israeli drama based on true events, Assi (Ran Danker, Eyes Wide Open), a screenwriter and poet from Tel Aviv, is serving his court-ordained community service term by teaching filmmaking to a rowdy class of juvenile delinquents in Beersheba. Though Assi is reluctant at first, he soon forms a delicate friendship with one of his most volatile students, Eden (Adar Hazazi Gersch). A troubled youth who is sensitive and affectionate one moment and unpredictably violent the next, Eden…

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$7 - $15

SONG OF BACK AND NECK

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ritz East, 125 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Fred (Paul Lieberstein, The Office) is dismissed, disrespected, and pushed around by everyone in his life – from the upstart partner at his father’s family law firm where Fred works as a paralegal to the back and neck specialist he consults about his debilitating chronic pain. At the recommendation of the firm’s new client, Regan (Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married), Fred finds temporary relief – and a unique ability he never knew he had – through acupuncture. However, neither his unexpected stint…

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