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The 15th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival strives to show the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience by presenting the best contemporary international films. Through feature films, shorts, documentaries and student films, as well as conversations with guest speakers, the festival explores Jewish identity with the hope of increasing tolerance and educating its audiences. Some of the films we have shown have gone on to be nominated for Academy Awards and remade into Hollywood films. Many of them have received Israel’s highest awards for films. Since our beginning over 100 outstanding films have been shown at a variety of venues accompanied by exciting speakers and receptions
Kaddish for a Friend
Award: Audience Award Winner Boston Jewish Film Festival
Growing up in a Palestinian refugee camp, 14-year-old Ali learns to hate Jews at an early age. When he and his family escape to a new life in Berlin, Ali yearns to be accepted by fellow Arab youths. To prove himself, he breaks into the apartment of his neighbor, Alexander, a feisty, elderly Russian Jewish war veteran. When Alexander catches the boys during the robbery, he recognizes Ali, whom he reports to the police. To avoid deportation, Ali must seek out the trust and forgiveness of his enemy.
Germany 2011, 94 Minutes

Location:
Village 8 Theatre
4014 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY -
Phone: 502-459-0660

URL: http://jewishlouisville.org/filmfestival
Price: $8.50 in advance, $10 at the door, $6 student
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