Jewish Film Festival planned for Sunday

March 30, 2017 GMT

WESTVILLE – The Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, in cooperation with the Michigan City Public Library and the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple, will present a Jewish Film Festival from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m., Sunday at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City.

The film festival is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Two films will be presented that offer a look at the lives of individuals facing differing life circumstances.

"Dough" is a comedy/drama directed by John Goldschmidt that tells the story of an old Jewish baker struggling to keep his small bakery open with help from his apprentice, a young Muslim immigrant from Darfur. An accidental bakery recipe creates comical havoc and leads to a sensitive portrayal of inter-cultural themes.

“Dough” won best feature film award at the Green Mountain Film Festival, best film award at the Hartford Jewish Film Festival and best feature comedy at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival. The film runs 97 minutes.

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“Remember” is a drama thriller directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau. The plot centers on an elderly Holocaust survivor with dementia who sets out to kill a Nazi war criminal. It earned the Canadian Screen Award for best original screenplay and was nominated for best motion picture. The film runs 96 minutes.

The PNW Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features events throughout the year. For more information about this and other events in the Odyssey series, contact Judy Jacobi, Purdue Northwest assistant vice chancellor of University Art Collections and Special Programs, at (219) 785-5593.