Rutgers Jewish Film Festival

Saturday, November 10th 07:15 pm
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Saturday, November 10

7:15 p.m. at AMC Loews New Brunswick

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (USA/Israel/Japan/South Korea, 2018, documentary, 91 min.)
English • Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger

Heading Home follows the unlikely story of Israel’s national baseball team and its advance to the World Baseball Classic for the first time in history. The 2017 line-up includes several Jewish-American Major League players-Ike Davis, Ty Kelly, and Ryan Lavarnway. While some have little connection to Judaism, the players find themselves unexpectedly engaged in soul-searching during their first-ever visit to Israel, developing a sense of pride in their heritage while defending their team’s reputation on the field.

 

9:30 p.m. at AMC Loews New Brunswick

Bye Bye Germany (Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium, 2017, drama, 102 minutes)
German with English subtitles • Director: Sam Garbarski

After the war, charismatic David Bermann recruits fellow Holocaust survivors for a money-making scheme to realize their shared dream of rebuilding their lives in America. Their clever strategy brings in much-needed cash, until David’s secret past begins to catch up with him. Accused of collaborating with the Nazis, he must convince both his friends and American interrogators of his innocence.  This dark comedy is based largely on co-screenwriter Michel Bergmann’s debut novel The Traveling Salesmen, inspired by his own family history.

 


GENERAL INFO: Tickets cost $13, with discounts for seniors and students. For the schedule, ticket information, and speaker updates, visit BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu/film or contact 848-932-4166 or rujff@sas.rutgers.edu. The AMC Loews New Brunswick theater is located at 17 US Highway 1 South, New Brunswick, NJ 08901