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32nd annual Boston Jewish Film festival goes virtual

October 31, 2020 GMT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — The 32nd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival kicks off this week, and for the first time film buffs won’t have to trek to a movie theater to watch.

All films for the festival that starts Wednesday and runs through Nov. 15 will be screened online, according to organizers, so viewers will be able to watch at a time of their choosing.

The festival will showcase world premieres of international films, one-of-a-kind interactive conversations with filmmakers and guests, and a selection of narrative, comedies, documentaries and short films.

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The programming will cover an array of themes, including social justice and activism, Jewish history, music, LGBTQIA, and immigration with a focus on women film makers.

“While the festival may look different this year, we will still be a destination for fabulous new films that nourish viewers’ minds and hearts, for in-depth conversations, and for connecting to filmmakers and other creatives,” Ariana Cohen-Halberstam, artistic director of Boston Jewish Film, said in a statement.

Tickets are available at Boston Jewish Film’s website.