Evelyn Rubenstein Community Center announces Houston Jewish Film Festival lineup

The Evelyn Rubenstein Community Center has announced the lineup for the 17 Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. (Courtesy Pexels/Luis Quintero)
The Evelyn Rubenstein Community Center has announced the lineup for the 17 Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. (Courtesy Pexels/Luis Quintero)

The Evelyn Rubenstein Community Center has announced the lineup for the 17 Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. (Courtesy Pexels/Luis Quintero)

The Evelyn Rubenstein Community Center has announced the lineup for the 17th annual Houston Jewish Film Festival.

The festival, which shines a spotlight on Jewish and Israeli culture, art and history, will have its opening night Feb. 28 with a showing of the movie “Honeymood” and will span through March 11, according to the community center’s website.


More than nine films will be available for viewing this year, and all will be offered virtually.

Full access to the lineup costs $85, while access to three films cost $25. All films are viewable through the community center’s online platform within the set viewing window listed with the film, from 7 a.m. on the first day through 11:59 p.m. on the last day. Select films also include a Q&A with the director.

The festival will include the following films:

  • Feb. 28-March 2: "Honeymood": This 90-minute film follows two newlyweds who are journeying across Jerusalem to return an inappropriate gift from the groom’s ex.

  • March 1-3: "Black Mercedes": Released in 2019, this film noir set in 1942 Warsaw explores a woman’s murder, but can the investigator be trusted in the search for her killer?

  • March 2-4: "Holy Silence": This 2020 documentary analyzes the role Pope Pius XII played during the Nazi era of World War II.

  • March 3-5: "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit": Released in 2019 in Germany and Switzerland, this film follows 9-year-old Anna as she flees Berlin with her family to join her father, a well-known Jewish journalist escaping the Nazis.

  • March 4-6: "Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band": This documentary showcases mankind’s ability to find purpose and joy after experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust through the celebration of life and music.


For a full list of films, click here.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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