Join us for the 2019 Jewish Film Festival!
On March 31, we will screen Shalom Bollywood.
NOTE: The ticket link here is for a festival pass for all four films ($32). Individual tickets can be purchased from the Art Theater for $10 per film.
SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INDIAN CINEMA is a feature length documentary celebrating the all singing, all dancing history of the world’s largest film industry. It reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry.
When Indian cinema began 100 years ago it was taboo for Hindu and Islamic women to perform on screen, so Indian Jewish women, who were more liberal and progressive, took on female lead roles, which they then dominated for decades. However, because of their stage names people thought they were Muslims or Christians. Until now… (2017, Danny Ben-Moshe, Australia, English, 76 min, NR)
The fun continues on March 3, March 10 and April 7. In total, we will have four amazing, diverse and award-winning films sure to entertain, educate and inspire.