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Local Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival screenings

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"David" will be shown April 7 at 1 p.m. at the Lander Grinspoon Academy in Northampton. There will be a kosher lunch for sale at noon. This is a family event, appropriate for ages 8 and up.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    "David" will be shown April 7 at 1 p.m. at the Lander Grinspoon Academy in Northampton. There will be a kosher lunch for sale at noon. This is a family event, appropriate for ages 8 and up. Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Hava Nagila" will be shown April 14 at 2 p.m. at Amherst Cinema. There will be a post-film benefit party.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    "Hava Nagila" will be shown April 14 at 2 p.m. at Amherst Cinema. There will be a post-film benefit party. Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Kaddish For a Friend" will be shown April 18, 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium in the Meat Art Museum at Amherst College. Free<br/><br/><br/><br/>

    PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    "Kaddish For a Friend" will be shown April 18, 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium in the Meat Art Museum at Amherst College. Free



    Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Footnote" will be shown April 7, 3 p.m. in Stoddard Hall at Smith College in Northampton.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    "Footnote" will be shown April 7, 3 p.m. in Stoddard Hall at Smith College in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Joann Sfar Draws from Memory"

    PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    "Joann Sfar Draws from Memory" Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"The Other Son" will be shown April 6 at 8:30 p.m. in Stoddard Hall at Smith College in Northampton.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    "The Other Son" will be shown April 6 at 8:30 p.m. in Stoddard Hall at Smith College in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Two Who Dared" will be shown April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Free.<br/><br/>

    PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
    "Two Who Dared" will be shown April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Free.

    Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"David" will be shown April 7 at 1 p.m. at the Lander Grinspoon Academy in Northampton. There will be a kosher lunch for sale at noon. This is a family event, appropriate for ages 8 and up.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Hava Nagila" will be shown April 14 at 2 p.m. at Amherst Cinema. There will be a post-film benefit party.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Kaddish For a Friend" will be shown April 18, 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium in the Meat Art Museum at Amherst College. Free<br/><br/><br/><br/>
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Footnote" will be shown April 7, 3 p.m. in Stoddard Hall at Smith College in Northampton.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Joann Sfar Draws from Memory"
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"The Other Son" will be shown April 6 at 8:30 p.m. in Stoddard Hall at Smith College in Northampton.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL<br/>"Two Who Dared" will be shown April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Free.<br/><br/>

Here’s the schedule of films playing in Hampshire County as part of the two-week-long Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.

TODAY

“People of the Graphic Novel Documentaries: Joann Sfar Draws from Memory” and “The Art of Spiegelman”

7 p.m., Dwight Hall, Library Complex, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Guest Speakers: Christopher Couch, senior lecturer, program in comparative literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Sam Ball, director, Joann Sfar Draws from Memory; and Lawrence Fine, MHC professor of Jewish studies

April 6

“The Other Son”

8:30 p.m., Stoddard Hall, Smith College, Northampton

Guest Speakers: Lily B. Perkins, clinical social work/family therapist, and Merle Feld, poet, educator and facilitator of Israeli-Palestinian dialogue

April 7

“David” family program, Lander Grinspoon Academy Auditorium, Northampton

Noon to 1 p.m., activities and food for purchase

1 p.m., Film with introduction

∎ “Footnote”

3 p.m. Stoddard Hall, Smith College

∎ “Orchestra of Exiles”

7 p.m. Stoddard Hall, Smith College

Guest Speaker and Holocaust Remembrance Day observance led by Smith College Hillel students in collaboration with the synagogues of Northampton and Amherst: Beit Ahavah, Congregation B’nai Israel, and the Jewish Community of Amherst

April 9

“Life in Stills”

7 p.m. Stoddard Hall, Smith College

Guest Speakers: Ira Bryck, UMass Amherst Family Business Center; Sue Kline, Create a Jewish Legacy of Western Massachusetts

April 14

“Hava Nagila”

2 p.m., Amherst Cinema

Post-Film “Friends of the Fest” Benefit Party; RSVP required; details at pvjff.org

Guest Speaker: Sheryl Shakinovsky, great-granddaughter of “Hava Nagila” creator, Avraham ZviIdelsohn

April 15

“My Best Enemy”

7:30 p.m., Amherst Cinema

April 16

“Melting Away”

7 p.m. Academy of Music, Northampton

Guest Speakers: JM Sorrell, SAGE Western Massachusetts, Jayne Guberman, Keshet Parent & Family Connection Program

April 17

“Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War” (formerly “The Minister’s War”)

7:30 p.m. Yiddish Book Center, Amherst (free)

Post-Film Panel Discussion

April 18

“Kaddish for a Friend”

4 and 7:30 p.m., Stirn Auditorim, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (free)

Guest Speaker: Christian Rogowski, Amherst College professor of German

Most PVJFF films cost $9; $7 for students and seniors. Four-packs and patron passes are also available. Some events are free.

Tickets to all events may be purchased at the door, as available. Tickets to some events may be purchased in advance by calling the Springfield JCC at 739-4715. Tickets for some events are only available through the theater box offices. For a full list of films and ticket information, visit www.pvjff.com.

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