The Columbia Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 14th year in 2014 by presenting an excellent series of films that were chosen to emphasize building bridges of intercultural understanding and tolerance. A preview event will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 to screen the film The Return of The Violin and will include a musical performance and a talkback. The full Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Nickelodeon Theater on March 30 – April 3, 2014 with the screening of nine other films. SC Humanitiessponsored this program with a Mini Grant in January 2014.
The pre-event will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the USC School of Music Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. The film The Return of the Violin tells the story of a 1731 Stradivarius violin once owned by Israeli Philharmonic founder Bronislaw Huberman that was stolen in 1936 while Huberman played Carnegie Hall and was not rediscovered until 1985. Scholars Frederika K. Clemente, Saskia Coenen Snyder, and Kunio Hara will introduce the film and discuss such topics as tolerance and diversity, and Marina Lomazov and Rebecca Hunter, both faculty at the University of South Carolina, will perform on piano and violin respectively from a Jewish composer.
The full film festival will take place on March 30 – April 3, 2014 at the Nickelodeon Theatre and will feature nine additional films: The Zigzag Kid, Jerusalem On A Plate, The Other Son, Fill the Void, Suskind, Aftermath, Orchestra of Exiles, Dorfman in Love, and AKA Soc Pomus. The Other Son will include a lecture by USC professors Katja Vehlow and Agnes C. Mueller talking about multicultural relationships, particularly Jewish and Palistinian. General admission for the Columbia Jewish Film Festival is $10 per person.
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