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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 15, 2008

Jewish film fest at UH-Manoa

Advertiser Staff

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Julia Jentsch has the title role in "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days."

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The sixth annual Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival, Saturday through Monday at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Spalding Auditorium, includes films from five countries. The festival is named in honor of the Honolulu civil rights attorney who died in 2002.

Tickets are $7 general; a five-film pass is $30, available at the door and at Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway. 223-0130.

The schedule:

  • "As Seen Through These Eyes"

    Directed by Hilary Helstein; USA, 2007, 70 minutes

    This film of the Holocaust focuses on the artists in the concentration camps who drew the horrors they saw. Maya Angelou narrates.

    7 p.m. Saturday; opening night gala, reception sponsored by the law firm of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher.

  • "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days"

    Directed by Marc Rothemund; Germany, 2005, 111 minutes

    The story of Sophie Scholl, a fearless member of the White Rose, the underground resistance movement in Munich dedicated to the fall of the Third Reich.

    2 p.m. Sunday

  • "Raananah: A World of Our Own"

    Directed by Marlene Booth; USA, 1982, 30 minutes

    An look at a summer-refuge community created 50 years ago by a group of idealistic Jewish immigrants. Presented by Marlene Booth.

    Playing with:

  • "California Schmeer"

    Directed by Michael S. Raileanu; USA, 2002, 21 minutes

    The story of the bagel and schmeer.

    4:30 p.m. Sunday

  • "Out of Sight"

    Directed by Daniel Syrkin; Israel, 2005, 85 minutes

    Two young Israeli girls are cousins and best friends. In adulthood, one commits suicide; the other, blind from birth, tries to understand why. Winner of the Israeli Academy Award in 2005 for best director.

    7 p.m. Sunday

  • "Bad Faith"

    Directed by Roschdy Zem; France/Belgium, 2006, 84 minutes

    French couple Ismael and Clara are in love and pregnant. Which wouldn't be so complicated except that he's an Arab Muslim and she's Jewish, both nonpracticing and their families are upset.

    2 p.m. Monday

  • "I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal"

    Directed by Richard Trank; USA, 2005, 105 minutes

    A profile of Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi hunter and humanitarian. Narrated by Nicole Kidman. Presented by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.

    4:30 p.m. Monday

  • "The First Basket"

    Directed by David Vyorst; USA, 2007, 86 minutes

    A look at sports pioneers such as Ossie Schectman, who scored the first basket in 1946 in what's now the National Basketball Association.

    7 p.m. Monday