Four Amazing Films in One Great Week

Monday, October 16 – Thursday, October 19th

All Showtimes: 7:00 p.m.  |  Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the Staenberg Omaha JCC

Bring your family and join your friends for the 21st Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival. Whether you’re a film enthusiast or someone who enjoys some of the latest and best Jewish-themed films, the Omaha Jewish Film Festival promises to provide you with a fulfilling cinematic experience.

New! Each night will be hosted by a different community member with a special interest in that evening’s film. In addition to introducing the film, your host invites you to join a short discussion and socialization after the film.

Oct. 16 Host: Susie Silverman
Oct. 17 Host: Jared Berezin
Oct. 18 Hosts: Aviva Segall & Patrick McNamara
Oct. 19 Host: Dr. Leonard Greenspoon

Did we mention a free drink and popcorn? Did we mention low ticket prices for a high-quality seat? We did now.

The Films

Oct. 16 - iMordecai

Oct. 16 - iMordecai

Marvin is an ambitious cigar maker trying to support his own family while still being there for his aging parents, Mordecai and Fela. When Mordecai's ancient flip phone breaks, he starts to take lessons on his new iPhone, opening him up to all kinds of novel experiences and adventures, which makes him feel like a kid again. An uplifting comedy that urges us all to live the one life we have to the fullest. Trailer

Oct. 17 - My Neighbor Adolf

Oct. 17 - My Neighbor Adolf

Polsky, a lonely and grumpy Holocaust survivor, lives in the remote Colombian countryside, spending his days playing chess and tending his beloved rose bushes. One day, when a mysterious old German man moves in next-door, he suspects that his new neighbor is... Adolf Hitler. Since nobody believes him, he embarks on a detective mission to find the evidence. But, in order to gather evidence, he will need to be closer to his neighbor than he would like. So close that the two could almost become friends. Trailer

Oct. 18 - That Orchestra with the Broken Instruments

Oct. 18 - That Orchestra with the Broken Instruments

A broken string, fractured echo chamber, rusting valves. One brilliant conductor, three gifted composers, and 100 musicians meet for four days of rehearsals. They speak different languages. Their instruments are broken. An orchestra of professional and amateur musicians, young and old, prepare, against all odds, for a one-time-only concert in Jerusalem. A poetic, engaging take on broken and whole presents Jerusalem characters and an attempt to create harmony in a discordant city. Trailer

Oct. 19 - Tiger Within

Oct. 19 - Tiger Within

A story featuring an unlikely friendship between a homeless teen and a Holocaust survivor, sparking larger questions of fear, forgiveness, healing and world peace, starring multiple Emmy Award-winning actor, Ed Asner in his final performance. Trailer

Tickets

Tickets

Secure your tickets now and join us for a celebration of Jewish cinema. Passes may be used for any combination of people &/or film admission. Purchase Ticket PAss

Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater

Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater

This beautiful venue features cutting-edge A/V, lighting, and acoustic systems – all designed to provide an immersive experience for every audience member. Learn More

Questions

Please direct any questions to Mark Kirchhoff, mkirchhoff@jewishomaha.org or (402) 334-6463.

Financial Supporters

The Omaha Jewish Film Festival is funded by the following Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation funds: Ruth Frisch & Oscar S. Belzer Endowment Fund, Klutznick/Creighton Custodial Fund, Lindsey Miller-Lerman (Avy L. & Roberta L. Miller Foundation), Kenneth Ray Tretiak Memorial Fund, Lois Jeanne Schrager Memorial Fund, and the Foundation IMPACT Grant.