Wilmington Jewish Film Festival features drama, documentary, comedy

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival features drama, documentary, comedy

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A drama, a documentary and a comedy will be featured during the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival's third summer series, which begins Thursday.

Carin Blumenthal Bruchs was on Wednesday's First at Four to talk about the festival, which will be held on three Thursdays this month at Thalian Hall.

The series opens Thursday at 7 p.m. with Ida, a drama that won the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography. Ida depicts the story of a young woman about to take her Catholic vows in 1962 when she discovers her parents were Jewish and separated from her during the Holocaust.

On Aug. 16, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story will be shown. The documentary chronicles the life and career of Lamarr, one of the most beautiful screen stars of her day whose interests stretched far outside the acting world.

The series concludes Aug. 23 with The Band's Visit, a comedy about a police band from Egypt that arrives by mistake at a desolate town in Israel. The musical version of The Band's Visit won 10 Tony awards this year, including Best Musical.

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