Coming Attractions:

  1. Jewish Film Festival
    “Friends From France”

    Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Jewish Film Festival
    “Woman In Gold”

    Wednesday, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Love and Mercy

    Tuesday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Sizzling Summer Film Series
    Stay Tuned!

    Saturday, August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jewish Film Festival
“Friends From France”

Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm

A Smart, Literate Cold War Thriller
Free Admission!

Venue

Procrastinator Theater
MSU Strand Union Bldg., Bozeman,
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Bozeman’s first Jewish Film Festival is a cinematic exploration of Jewish experience — Jewish culture and history, life in Israel, and the work of Jewish artists — particularly where these stories intersect with other communities. Screening award-winning, newly released films, BJFF seeks to use the power of film to both entertain and educate while challenging conventional perspectives on complex issues facing the Jewish and global communities. Screening 7 Wednesdays throughout the Summer at 7PM — Procrastinator Theater in MSU Strand Union Bldg. FREE Admission. July 8th – Woman in Gold; July 15th – 24 Days; July 29th – Torn; August 5th – Run Boy Run.

“Friends From France” Synopsis
Set in 1979, in the midst of the Cold War, young French cousins join an organized tour to Odessa, visiting monuments and museums by day, but slipping away into the underground world of ”refuseniks”—Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime—by night. While Carole is motivated by her political commitments and a taste for risk, Jérôme is motivated by his attraction to Carole. In a meticulous recreation of the streets and landscape of the Brezhnev era, the two connect in a deep way with those resisting oppression – whether through literary efforts or escapism via sex and drugs. French singer/actress Soko delivers a spellbinding performance as the darkly intense Carole. The film’s compelling balancing act between the political and the personal is reminiscent of works by Jane Campion and Andrea Arnold, and is a tense examination of risk and obsession.

Sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom, Fred and Jane Leopold, Movie Lovers, MSU Diversity Awareness Office, Wild Joe’s Coffee Spot and Bozeman Film Soci