Louisville Jewish Film Festival: Last Flight Home Virtual Film

Through intensely intimate verité footage recorded by his middle child, LAST FLIGHT HOME documents the heartbreaks and triumphs of Eli Timoner’s life, from the founding of Air Florida through devastating setbacks in his business and health to the end he himself chooses. Director Ondi Timoner, a two-time winner of the Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize, provides enlightening insight into her family’s heart-wrenching journey to find closure, and finally, to embrace death. Woodstock Film Festival Winner of Grand Jury Prize Award; Key West Film Festival Winner of Critic’s Choice Award. Read More >

Louisville Jewish Film Festival: Opening Night Film and Celebration featuring Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song Live Film – SOLD OUT

A definitive exploration of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three strands: the songwriter and his times, the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit, and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

Live Special Event: Our opening night of our 25th Anniversary celebration with pre-film live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, cake and champagne beginning at 7 p.m. at the Trager Family JCC. A highlight of the evening will feature live entertainment with Brigid Kaelin and Cantor David Lipp performing Leonard Cohen selections.

Sponsored by: Wilma Probst Levy Read More >

Louisville Jewish Film Festival: Cinema Sabaya Virtual Film

Nine women, Arab and Jewish, take part in a video workshop hosted by Rona, a young film director, who teaches them how to document their lives. With each raw homemade footage shot by the women and shared with the others, the group dynamic forces them to challenge their views and beliefs as they get to know each other and themselves better. Winner of Best Film at Ophir Awards; Winner of Best First Feature at Jerusalem Film Festival.

We are proud to feature this film, as the relationships in the film mirror the relationships developed in the Partnership2Gether Western Galilee’s Women Leading a Dialogue program. Women Leading A Dialogue is a year-long program that assists Jewish and Arab women living in Israel’s Western Galilee to get to know each other as individuals and as neighbors living in a shared society. To learn more about Partnership2Gether, Women Leading a Dialogue, and how the Annual Federation Campaign supports this program, please contact Amy Fouts at P2G@jewishlouisville.org. Read More >