The fifth annual Stowe Jewish Film Festival was re-imagined in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis as a virtual and free experience. It took place over three weeks and features three films we believe are the most exciting selections yet. Under a unifying theme of Crossing Boundaries, each of these films deals with subjects of unusual, unexpected intra- or inter-cultural collaboration, individual quests across divides, or situations that result in surprising transformations and understanding of “others.”
Each film was available to view from home over a 3 day period starting on the dates noted on the registration page for the individual films.
Although these films were FREE, if you would like to donate to the Stowe Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, you can do so HERE.
May 24 -26
Crescendo A world famous conductor takes on the challenge of forming an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra in an attempt to create harmony out of discord. Preview the film here: https://www.menemshafilms.com/crescendo
May 31-June 2
My Polish Honeymoon The highly emotional subject of Jewish tourism in Poland is surprisingly dealt with as a romantic-comedy seen through the eyes of a young couple seeking a connection to their ancestral home. Preview the film here: https://www.menemshafilms.com/my-polish-honeymoon
June 7-June 9
The Samuel Project Art helps bridge a generational and historic divide as a talented teen helps his grandfather relate his traumatic war-time experience through an animation project. Preview the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0mSzGkDZ-8
The Stowe Jewish Film Festival would like to gratefully acknowledge the people who have helped to make this virtual festival possible:
FESTIVAL PATRONS: Ana Maria and Mark Gordon
Cushman Design Group
Donald Blake Construction
The Green Mountain Inn
The members of the Stowe Jewish Film Festival Committee
With gratitude to the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center for including the Stowe Jewish Film Festival in their schedule of virtual programming.