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The Eugene Jewish Film Festival (update June 7):
The Eugene Jewish Film Festival is now at the David Minor Theater!
Join us on Sunday, June 14 at 3pm at our new location: The David Minor Theater, 180 East 5th Avenue in Eugene.
Please come at least 15 minutes early as they determine which theater by a headcount 15 minutes before showtime.
To purchase tickets ahead of time, call the David Minor Theater at 541-762-1700.
This month we are happy to show a documentary on the biggest Klezmer band in the world: The Klemzatics. Anjou and crew followed the Klezmatics for over three years capturing the band’s highs, lows, and relentless march forward.
“Founded in Manhattan’s East Village in 1986, the Klezmatics are dedicated to the preservation and celebration of klezmer, the Yiddish folk music that flourished in Eastern Europe until the Holocaust. The multiethnic ensemble revitalized the genre, eventually incorporating influences from gospel to punk, Celtic to Caribbean, as well as American protest songs (a project utilizing lyrics left behind by Woody Guthrie resulted in the Grammy-winning album Wonder Wheel). As compelling as the music are the members’ life stories and the push-pull dynamic of their creative process; this jazzy documentary by Erik Greenberg Anjou touches on not only Jewish survival but also how to make enduring art in a fluctuating industry. In English and subtitled Yiddish.”
As always a discussion follows the movie. We hope to see you there.
We are looking for a volunteer to help us with the film festival. Please call Shmuel at 541-514-2571 if you are interested.