Jewish Film Society celebrates festival’s 25th year with monthly film screenings

Helena Bonham Carter (left) stars in ‘Sixty-Six.’

The Jewish Film Society will continue celebrating the 25th year of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival with monthly film screenings of favorites from past festivals. The Jewish Film Society has partnered with the Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place to present three films, screening in March, April and May. Films will be shown at 3 p.m. at the Mirowitz Center, which is located on the first floor of Covenant Place’s Cahn Family Building, 8 Millstone Campus Drive. The films are: 

• Sunday, March 8 — “Left Luggage”: Against a background of Holocaust memories, a liberal Jewish girl becomes a nanny to a young Jewish boy with a disability and grows fond of him. Starring Isabella Rossellini and Jeroen Krabbe. A light supper will be provided by HJ’s Café at the Mirowitz Center. The cost is $10 and includes soup, sandwich and beverage. A minimum of 20 paid reservations are needed for the dinner to go forward. Paid reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 4 by noon. Call 314-442-3175.

• Sunday, April 12 — “Sixty Six”: A boy’s bar mitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final. The charming, heart-warming comedy stars Helena Bonham Carter and Eddie Marsden and is based on the real-life experience of its director, Paul Wieland.

Sunday, May 5 — “A Borrowed Identity”: A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture and identity. Eyad develops a special friendship with Jonathan and his mother. 

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Films are free to members of the Jewish Film Society and $10 to the general public. For more information, call 314-442-3169.