Films from 10 countries featured in Jewish Film Festival

What you can see at the Jewish Film Festival
'My Hero Brother' follows group of young people with Down syndrome who embark on a demanding journey through the Himalayas with their siblings. (Source: Wilmington Jewish Film Festival)
'My Hero Brother' follows group of young people with Down syndrome who embark on a demanding journey through the Himalayas with their siblings. (Source: Wilmington Jewish Film Festival)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Watch dramas, documentaries, comedies and shorts at the 5th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival.

The event, April 22 to May 6, features films from ten countries. On Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m., the first movie featured in the festival is Shelter, an Israeli film, which will be followed by a dinner reception.

The film festival also features Sammy Davis, Jr., I've Gotta Be Me, which is a biographical documentary about Davis, Jr.

Also, audiences can view My Hero Brother, which follows group of young people with Down syndrome who embark on a demanding journey through the Himalayas with their siblings. The film has inspired others to take the same trek.

For the first time, the event will feature an art exhibit. Jewish Art: Diverse Cultures will be shown at the Art in Bloom Gallery in Wilmington with selected works also displayed at Thalian Hall.

For a list of the films and their show times, click here.

"We have really tried to create a diverse entertainment environment: says Festival Chair Debbie Smith. "With films from all over the world and special events, we hope to have plenty of public appeal."

Tickets are on sale at www.thalianhall.org, or call the Thalian Hall Box Office at (910) 632-2285. They can also be purchased in person at 310 Chestnut Street.

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