The Atlantic Jewish Council

The 5th Annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival – Oct 20-25, 2018

Individual tickets can be purchased at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum or at the Imperial Theatre Box office for only $10.00. If you wish to attend the whole series, you may purchase a “reel pass” at the Museum for only $40.00.

The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum is pleased to announce that it will be holding the Fifth Annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival from October 20 to October 25, 2018. The films to be shown have been featured in prestigious film festivals around the world. The proceeds from the film festival will support the work of the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum to preserve the Jewish history of Saint John.

These films will include every genre including comedy, tragedy, documentary, biographical and historical. They will have a broad appeal and be entertaining while drawing on the Jewish experience.

The Gala Opening Film and Reception (for event sponsors only) will be screened at the Mary Oland Theatre, New Brunswick Museum on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. The film will be Mr. and Mrs. Adelman, directed by Nicholas Bedos (France 2017, in French with subtitles)the tale of a 40-year marriage that chronicles passions, ambitions, victories, secrets, betrayals and French history. A whimsical tribute to the madness implied in the idea of sharing a whole life with someone.

The remaining films will be screened at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, 91 Leinster Street. Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. showings can be purchased for $10 / film at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum and the Imperial Theatre box office. Passes for the whole series are available at the Museum for $40.00 each.

The line up for the Saint John Jewish Film Festival is as follows :


An Act of Defiance – Director Jean van de Velde, Netherlands 2018 – English, Afrikaans with subtitles

In 1963 ten South African men, some Black and some Jewish, are arrested for conspiring to commit sabotage against the Apartheid state. Led by Nelson Mandela the group members plead not guilty. This true story explores the little-known role of South African Jews in consigning Apartheid to history.


The Invisibles – Director Claus Rafle, Germany 2017 – German with subtitles

In June 1943 Germany declared Berlin Judenfrei – “Free of Jews”. 7000 Jews were living in the Nazi capital, hiding in attics, basements and warehouses, protected by courageous Berliners. Only 1,700 lived to liberation. This movie tells the experiences of four survivors -two men and two women – bringing edge-of-the-seat suspense to their years spent underground.


Sammy Davis: I’ve Gotta Be Me – Director Sam Pollard, USA 2018 – English

Sammy Davis Jr. had the kind of career that was legendary, and yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. The film explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer, who was black, Jewish and Puerto Rican. A star-studded roster of interviewees, including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear and Billy Crystal, pay tribute to this legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man.


Budapest Noir – Director Eva Garados, Hungary 2017 – Hungarian with subtitles

A hard-boiled reporter investigates the brutal murder of a prostitute leading him into the dark underworld of 1930’s pre-Nazi Hungary. A politically charged tale of corruption and betrayal leaving audiences guessing until the surprising climax.


Shelter- Director Eran Riklis, Israel 2018 – English, Arabic, Hebrew with subtitles

A one-time Mossad agent is dispatched to a safe house with a false passport, a gun and a mission to protect the Lebanese former spouse of a Hezbollah leader who is recovering from plastic surgery. Together for two weeks in an apartment in Hamburg, the relationship between the two women is soon exposed to the threat of terror that is engulfing the world today.

For more information contact Katherine at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum – 506-633-1833 or

**The AJC is proud to be a sponsor of this event**

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