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Charlotte Jewish Film Festival celebrates 10 years
Opening night celebration Feb. 22 in Ballantyne
 
Published Thursday, February 20, 2014
by Staff Reports

The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year with a full slate of award-winning, entertaining and thought-provoking films. 

The full line-up of 17 films and 21 events, through April 6, includes all genres from comedy to drama to documentary. Additional screening opportunities have been created through partnerships with the Mint Museum, GayCharlotte Film Festival, UNC Charlotte International Film Series and CPCC-Sensoria. The CJFF has also expanded its presence in the Lake Norman area with a "Mondays at the Lake" series that will feature encore screenings of CJFF highlights, as well as an additional screening at Davidson College.

“We are very excited about what we are giving to the whole Charlotte community with this impressive roster of films and events,” said CJFF director Rick Willenzik.

The 2014 CJFF’s Opening Night Celebration will be held Feb. 22 at Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium 5. The evening will feature the hilarious and heartwarming Reshef Levi-directed crime drama “Hunting Elephants,” which tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who concocts a plan to enact revenge on the bank that ruined his family.  His crew consists of three senior citizens, including Sir Patrick Stewart as an eccentric British Lord.

The evening is sponsored by the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah and will start with a light hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30.  Following the conclusion of the film, Diamonds Direct will host a Diamonds and Dessert themed event as the CJFF celebrates the start of its 10th Anniversary milestone achievement.

Visit www.CharlotteJewishFilm.com for ticket information and a complete listing of all 2014 CJFF events through April 6.

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