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Hanukkah Film Festival

Past Sessions
Sunday, December 5, 2021 1 Tevet 5782 - All Day
Saturday, December 4, 2021 30 Kislev 5782 - All Day
Friday, December 3, 2021 29 Kislev 5782 - All Day
Thursday, December 2, 2021 28 Kislev 5782 - All Day
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 27 Kislev 5782 - All Day
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 26 Kislev 5782 - All Day
Monday, November 29, 2021 25 Kislev 5782 - All Day
Sunday, November 28, 2021 24 Kislev 5782 - All Day

Looking for Hanukkah plans?

Menemsha Films / Chai Flicks is hosting an 8 night, 11 movie, film festival from your own home.

Watch one or all eleven for just $36 for the whole household with promo code CNTFILM. Enjoy a week of films this Hanukkah season!

CLCK HERE to purchase a ticket abd more info. Use promo code CNTFILM. 1/2 of all ticket sales will be given back to CNT.

NIGHT ONE - NOVEMBER 28th
STREAMING: THE BROKEN CANDLE
Felix Kiner / USA / English / 9 minutes
​The heartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash (“lead candle” of the Hanukkah) on the last night of the Festival of Lights. Featuring the voice talents of Vanessa Marshall, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Eugenio Derbez, Mark Feuerstein, Dave Boat, and Keili Lefkovitz. (FAMILY-FRIENDLY)

STREAMING: UNRAVELING
Stacey Ravel Abarbanel & Jeff Swimmer / USA / English / 38 minutes
​“Did Pancho Villa really try to kill my grandfather? And if so, why?” In unraveling this mystery, filmmaker Stacey Ravel Abarbanel delves into memory, history, and contemporary life in the border town of Columbus, NM, famed for being raided in 1916 by Villa’s army during the Mexican Revolution. (FAMILY-FRIENDLY)

STREAMING: XUETA ISLAND
WORLD PREMIERE! Dani Rotstein, Felipe Wolokita & Ofer Laszewicki / Spain/USA / Spanish, English / 63 min
​Explore the fascinating legacy of the Chuetas: a unique group of families on the Balearic island of Majorca who are believed to be descendants of the island’s Inquisition-era Jewish population, forced to renounce their Judaism by the Catholic Church at the beginning of the 15th century in the years leading up to the Majorcan Inquisition. (FAMILY-FRIENDLY)

NIGHT TWO - NOVEMBER 29th
STREAMING: KISS ME KOSHER
Shirel Peleg / Israel, Germany / English, German, Hebrew, Arabic / 101 minutes
​Starring Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, Rivka Michaeli & John Carroll Lynch.
A subversive love story between clashing cultures and families, Kiss Me Kosher is a romantic misadventure crossing all borders. When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and a Palestinian man, chaos follows. What happens with lovers who don't fit but do belong together? (14+ - LANGUAGE, DRUG USE)

NIGHT THREE - NOVEMBER 30th
STREAMING: THE TATTOOED TORAH
Marc Bennett / USA / English / 21 min
​Narrated by Ed Asner
Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education. Narrated by Ed Asner, the film brings to life the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as an opportunity for redemption. (FAMILY-FRIENDLY)

STREAMING: MISH MISH
Tal Michael / Israel, France / English, Hebrew, French / 74 minutes
​In a basement near Paris, go inside a recently discovered treasure-trove of Egyptian animated films from the Frenkel brothers: three exceptional young filmmakers and creators of Mish-Mish Effendi, the Mickey Mouse of the entire region, revealing a forgotten era gone forever, an Arab-Jewish golden age erased from the pages of history. (FAMILY-FRIENDLY)

NIGHT FOUR - DECEMBER 1st
STREAMING: LATTER DAY JEW
Aliza Rosen / USA / English / 81 minutes
Meet H. Alan Scott - a gay, former Mormon / converted Jew / cancer survivor / writer-comedian searching for his spiritual path and preparing for his Bar Mitzvah at age 35. But before he can become a man in the eyes of Jewish law, he wants to figure out what it means to be the best Jew he can be and even figure out what that means. (14+)

NIGHT FIVE - DECEMBER 2nd
STREAMING: LEONA
Isaac Cherem / Mexico / Spanish / 95 minutes
Leona tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. Ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, Ariela (Naian González Norvind, “New Order”) navigates the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning independence as she struggles with her heart to find the right path. (14+ - BRIEF NUDITY)

NIGHT SIX - DECEMBER 3rd
STREAMING: THE CROSSING

Johanne Helgeland / Norway / Norwegian / 90 minutes
​10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto's parents are in the Norwegian resistance during WWII. One day, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in their basement at home. Now Gerda and Otto must finish what their parents started: help Sarah & Daniel cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite with their parents. (FAMILY-FRIENDLY)

NIGHT SEVEN - DECEMBER 4th
STREAMING: A STARRY SKY ABOVE THE ROMAN GHETTO

Giulio Base / Italy / Italian / 100 minutes
​Past and present meet upon the discovery of an old, mysterious photograph that will end up tying together Christian and Jewish students in search of the truth. Trying to unravel the mystery behind the portrait, the boys embark on a journey through a night of horror that cannot be forgotten: the raid of the Roman Ghetto. (14+ - BRIEF NUDITY)

NIGHT EIGHT - DECEMBER 5th
STREAMING: HERE WE ARE

Nir Bergman / Israel / Hebrew / 92 min
​Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri, in a special routine away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready? (BRIEF NUDITY)

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