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First Annual Beit Am Jewish Film Festival

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Darkside Cinema
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Darkside Cinema 215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, Oregon Admission: Adults $7; Seniors, Students and Military $5 All films have won multiple awards and include adult content

 

1945
Sunday, April 8, 4:00pm 12 August, 11:00am

Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, the people of the village are preparing for the wedding of the son of the clerk, but the bride’s former fiancé returns from captivity. Within a few hours, everything changes; secrets, sin, reckoning, love, betrayal, confrontation. 91 minutes – Hungarian with English subtitles – Drama

The Good Postman
Sunday April 8, 7:00pm

The film offers a tragicomic perspective on the refugee crisis of 2015 from a small Bulgarian village located near the Turkish border. The village has suffered decades of economic and demographic decline. The handful of remaining residents observe refugee families from Syria and elsewhere as they cross the border, and ponder inviting them to settle in the vacant village houses. This proposal, advocated by the village postman polarizes opinions and brings into focus the local people's own fears, hopes and disappoint-ments. 82 minutes – Bulgarian with English subtitles -- Drama

Bombshell, the Hedy Lamarr Story Sunday
April 15, 2:00pm

Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology. 90 minutes – English – Documentary

Fanny’s Journey
Sunday April 15, 4:00pm

In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom. 94 minutes – French with English subtitles -- Drama

Big Sonia
Sunday April 15, 7:00pm

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski--great-grandmother, business-woman, and Holocaust survivor--runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than 30 years. But when she's served an eviction notice, she is confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop or retire. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.
93 minutes – English -- Documentary

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday 2 times.
Sunday, April 8, 2018 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm

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