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Asheville Jewish Film Festival 2019

March 21 • 28

April 4 • 11

Four Premiere Evenings with Encore Matinees

Schedule at a Glance

For trailers and more info, click on movie poster.

movie poster for The Tobacconist

The Tobacconist

Thursday, March 21
7 pm
Friday, March 22
1 pm

movie poster for The Samuel Project

The Samuel Project

Thursday, March 28
7 pm
Friday, March 29
1 pm

movie poster for Leona


Thursday, April 4
7 pm
Friday, April 5
1 pm

movie poster for Chewdaism


Closing Night Film and Reception
Thursday, April 11
6 pm
All tickets $25
Friday, April 12
1 pm

Closing Night Film and Reception

All tickets $25
No “film only” tickets available
Reception at Blue Spiral 1
Catering by Suzy Phillips, Gypsy Queen Cuisine
All other screenings $10
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Fine Arts Theatre Box Office, or online at AshevilleJewishFilmFestival.com

About the Festival

The Asheville Jewish Film Festival promotes the diversity of Jewish identity, exploring the dynamic influences of history and culture on the modern Jewish experience. While the films are situated in specifically Jewish contexts, the stories told and the themes of the films are of universal interest. The festival is meant to encourage dialogue between and among Jews, as well as between Jews and others about what it means to be Jewish in our community, nation, and world, creating awareness and pride in various and differing aspects of identity.

Closing Night Film and Reception: Chewdaism

This year’s closing night film follows two Montrealers on the cusp of middle age who return to Montreal to discover their own mixed-up heritage in the story of Jewish Montreal, as told through an entire day's worth of eating in and around the city.

Presented By

The Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville

Fine Arts Theatre

Bob and Carol Deutsch in memory of Alfred and Bernice Deutsch and Gerald and Helen Cohen (z”l)