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Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
March 28 - April 8
The best of independent cinema through a Jewish lens will be screened as part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival. The 14th festival season takes place March 28 to April 8.
Films will be screened in Amherst, Chicopee, Greenfield, Longmeadow, Northampton, Shelburne Falls, South Hadley, Springfield and West Springfield — in venues including MGM Regal Cinemas in Springfield and the Northampton Center for the Arts, Rave Cinemas, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the Greenfield Garden Cinemas. Schedule:
Among the 15 countries represented in the 2019 festival are Ethiopia, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The festival opens March 28 with “A Bag of Marbles” at Rave Cinemas in West Springfield. This heart-rending drama follows two young brothers fleeing Nazi-occupied France in a true story of bravery, ingenuity and survival.
Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $9 for students and seniors (65 and older). Reserved seating is available at select screenings for $15. Festival passes cost $99 and provide admission to 13 PVJFF-ticketed films.
Tickets can be purchased online at pvjff.org, by phone at 413-739-4715 or in person at the Springfield JCC. Seating for all screenings is limited and early arrival is recommended. Tickets are sold at the door subject to availability; advance purchase is recommended as films do sell out.
For more information, go to pvjff.org.
Founded in 2004 and presented by the Springfield Jewish Community Center, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival continues its tradition of showcasing two weeks of award-winning films from throughout the world.
The purpose of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival is to entertain and engage diverse Valley communities by presenting world-class films and educational programs that are inspired by Jewish life worldwide.